Changing room cues reduces the effects of proactive interference in Clark's nutcrackers, Nucifraga columbiana

Jody L. Lewis, Alan C. Kamil, Kate E. Webbink

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Abstract

To determine what factors are important for minimizing interference effects in spatial memory, Clark's Nutcrackers, Nucifraga columbiana were tested for their spatial memory for two serial lists of locations per day. In this experiment two unique landmark sets were either different between List 1 and List 2 or the same. We found that Nutcrackers were most susceptible to interference when the landmark sets were the same. This study suggests that repeatedly testing animal memory in the same room, with the same cues, can hamper recall due to interference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes
Volume39
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 13 2013

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Keywords

  • Clark's nutcrackers
  • Landmarks
  • Memory
  • Nucifraga columbiana
  • Proactive interference

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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Changing room cues reduces the effects of proactive interference in Clark's nutcrackers, Nucifraga columbiana. / Lewis, Jody L.; Kamil, Alan C.; Webbink, Kate E.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, Vol. 39, No. 2, 13.08.2013, p. 187-192.

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