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A study of invisible displacements

Summary: Object permanence in capuchin monkeys: A study of invisible displacements Resume Les recherches revelent des resultats contradictoires quant a la capacite du singe capucin a resoudre des taches de permanence de l’objet avec deplacements invisibles (DI). Mathieu et al. (1976) et Schino, Spinozzi et Berlinguer (1990) concluent que le capucin maitrise les DI, alors […]

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Synaptic plasticity and the organization of behaviour after early and late brain injury

Synaptic plasticity and the organization of behaviour after early and late brain injury Bryan Kolb Abstract Hebb proposed that synaptic change underlies behavioural and cognitive plasticity. When applied to recovery from brain injury, the general hypothesis is that if there is recovery following brain injury, then there ought to be a correlated synaptic change, which […]

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Episodic Accounts of Spreading Brooksification

Episodic Accounts of Spreading Brooksification Eva, Kevin W In June 2003, colleagues and alumni met at McMaster University to “celebrate Lee’s contribution [to psychology], giving him credit of the sort one usually has to die to receive” (Larry Jacoby, personal communication, 2003). This special issue of the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology comprises a Festschrift, […]

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Recovered Memory/False Memory Debate, The

Recovered Memory/False Memory Debate, The Marilyn C Smith The elusive search for the truth: A review of Pezdek, K. and Banks, W.P. (1996). The recovered memory/false memory debate. San Diego: Academic Press. (394 pages). Over the last decade, there has been a virtual explosion in the number of adults coming forward claiming to have been […]

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Concreteness and relational effects on recall of adjective-noun pairs

Concreteness and relational effects on recall of adjective-noun pairs Allan Paivio Abstract Extending previous research on the problem, we studied the effects of concreteness and relatedness of adjective-noun pairs on free recall, cued recall, and memory integration. Two experiments varied the attributes in paired associates lists or sentences. Consistent with predictions from dual coding theory […]

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Differentiating visual and kinesthetic imagery in mental practice

Differentiating visual and kinesthetic imagery in mental practice Fery, Yves-Andre Abstract Through two experiments, the study sought to emphasize the usefulness of the visual and kinesthetic imagery in mental practice. In Experiment 1, it was hypothesized that when the task to be learned through mental practice necessitates the reproduction of a form by drawing, the […]

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une reexamination du terme “certains” dans une perspective developpementale

Le syllogisme categorique: une reexamination du terme “certains” dans une perspective developpementale Deret, Dominique Resume. L’une des principales sources d’erreur dans le raisonnement categorique est l’interpretation pragmatique selon laquelle les quantificateurs “Certains “et “Certains ne… pas” signifient “Certains mais pas tous” et sont donc equivalents pour les individus (Begg & Harris, 1982; Politzer, 1990). A […]

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Do chimpanzees seek explanations? Preliminary comparative investigations

Do chimpanzees seek explanations? Preliminary comparative investigations Daniel J Povinelli Abstract During the past decade, considerable effort has been devoted to understanding whether chimpanzees reason about unobservable variables as explanations for observable events. With respect to physical causality, these investigations have explored chimpanzees’ understanding of gravity, force, mass, shape, and so on. With respect to […]

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Encoding operations and recognition memory for faces

Encoding operations and recognition memory for faces McKelvie, Stuart J Abstract Two experiments examined the effects of encoding operations on forced-choice recognition memory for upright and inverted photographs of faces. In Experiment 1, with distractors closely matched to targets, performance was better on upright than on inverted faces, but was unaffected by whether subjects judged […]

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centieme anniversaire de l’Annee Psychologique (1894-1994) // Review

Les origines de la psychologie scientifique: centieme anniversaire de l’Annee Psychologique (1894-1994) // Review Fraisse, Paul Les origines de la psycologie scientifique: centieme anniversaire de l’Annee Psy chologique (1894-1994) Abstract L’Annee Psychologique was founded by Henri Beaunis and Alfred Binet in 1894. Since then it has become the most visible journal of experimental psycholo gy […]