Animal Learning & Cognition

When sheep, bees, and 24K magic explain why grading papers puts you to sleep: Latent inhibition

Have you ever had the experience of hearing a new song repeatedly on the radio and when you first heard it, you strongly disliked it, but after your favorite radio station played it over and over and over again, it eventually grew on you? Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” is a recent example for me.  As […]

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Oh Deer Mice Me: Of Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors and Marbles

Have you checked if your front door is locked? Is your stove turned off? Are you “saving” all those mailers, coupons, and magazines? How about folding those plastic sacks from the grocery store and tucking them away for another day? Have you scrubbed your counter-tops recently? All of these behaviors are considered “normal” for most […]

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