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How Humans, Nonhuman Animals, and Machines Learn from Experience
Edward A. Wasserman Ph.D.
Einstein’s theory of relativity suggested that time and space are inseparable. Research has now revealed that people and animals use shared brain systems to judge time and space.
What role does insight and genius play in behavioral innovation? The origins of the Fosbury Flop force us to consider more mundane ways in which behavioral change comes about.
The world presents many daunting challenges to an organism. Its brain may be its best weapon for meeting those challenges to survive and reproduce.
Trump in the Skinner Box.
Recent research suggests that brain evolution may have been driven by the feeding behaviors of our distant kin. Social factors may have played a smaller role than is believed.
If we’re going to contend with the damage wrought by fake news, then we must understand how it exploits our adaptive learning processes.
Can a robotic reptile teach children compassion instead of aggression? New research suggests a promising outcome.
Can this Cybernetic Tortoise from the 1940s capture the essentials of intelligent action? What can such devices tell us about intelligence in living beings? Perhaps a great deal.
Do you believe that today's violin arose from intelligent design? Recent evidence suggests that you may have to abandon that belief.
The science of learning has more fully developed the nature and function of Pavlovian conditioning than is commonly believed. This form of learning is vital to adaptive behavior.
Ed Wasserman, Ph.D., studies learning, memory, and cognition at The University of Iowa.