Please be aware that login to this service now goes via, instead of the UK Federation. This means the initial stage of login will look different to how it previously did. Users should select their campus (UK, Malaysia or China) by searching for Nottingham. Once the correct campus has been found, selected and clicked on, login should follow the familiar process/appearance. Any issues should be directed at:

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorUrcelay, Gonzalo
dc.contributor.otherAlcalá, José A
dc.contributor.otherPrados, Jose
dc.description.abstractIn situations in which multiple predictors anticipate the presence or absence of an outcome, cues compete to anticipate the outcome, resulting in a loss of associative strength compared to control conditions without additional cues. Critically, there are multiple factors modulating the magnitude and direction of such competition, although in some scenarios the effect of these factors remains unexplored. We sought to assess whether the relative salience of the elements in a compound of cues modulates the magnitude of the overshadowing effect in human predictive learning. Two separable categories (i.e., colors and symbols) were used in a predictive learning task. In Experiment 1, different groups of participants were granted with different time of exposure to a compound of cues belonging to different categories (color and symbol) to evaluate potential differences in the magnitude of overshadowing. Furthermore, we used post-test questionnaires to assess whether participants used either only one or both categories during training, and assessed if this impacted the magnitude of overshadowing. In general, overshadowing was not modulated by the time of exposition, except in the case of very short time of exposition with prominent learning about the most salient category. In Experiment 2, the relative salience of a category was biased via prior experience either with a biconditional discrimination or attending only the relevant category (either color or symbol). Previously relevant categories were less prone to overshadowing, but not in the alternative one. Results are discussed in light of attentional and configural theories of associative learning.en_UK
dc.publisherThe University of Nottinghamen_UK
dc.subject.lcshPaired-association learning en_UK
dc.titleCategory relevance attenuates overshadowing in human predictive learningen_UK
dc.subject.freeovershadowing, pretraining, elemental, configural, intradimensionalen_UK
dc.subject.jacsBiological Sciences::Psychology::Cognitive & affective psychology::Psychology of memory & learningen_UK
dc.subject.lcB Philosophy. Psychology. Religion::BF Psychologyen_UK
uon.divisionUniversity of Nottingham, UK Campus::Faculty of Science::School of Psychologyen_UK
uon.funder.controlledEconomic & Social Research Councilen_UK
uon.datatypeBehavioural results of predictive learning experiments. During training, participants need to predict whether an outcome will occur on the basis of signals by answering yes or no. During test, participants give a predictive rating for each signal, indication (from 0 to 100) whether the outcome will occur in the presence of the signal.en_UK
uon.collectionmethodOnline data collection. Participants were recruited through Prolific.en_UK

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Public Research Data
    A collection of research data, held in this repository, that is publicly available, except where individual embargoes apply

Show simple item record

Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Creative Commons by Attribution