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Electrophysiological study of the hippocampus on stimulus discrimination tasks in the rat <Summaries of the Doctoral Theses>
Sutherland & Rudy (1989) proposed configural association theory that the hippocampus plays a role in configuration of compound stimuli. This theory assumed that the hippocampus is necessarily for solving non-linear task but is not necessarily for solving linear task. This study examined the relationship hippocampal theta and non-linear and linear task. The chapter 1 presents a review of previous research. The chapter 2 showed that the hippocampal theta power during negative patterning task (A+, B+, AB-) as non-linear task was higher than simple discrimination task (A+, B-) as linear task. The chapter 3 showed that the hippocampal theta power during positive patterning task (A-, B-, AB+) as non-linear task was not higher than simple discrimination task (A+, B-) as linear task. The chapter 4 reanalyzed the data of chapter 2 and 3 by time-frequency analysis. The chapter 5 compared the hippocampal theta power during negative patterning (A+, B+, AB-), simultaneous feature negative (A+, AB -) and simple discrimination task (A+, B-). The result revealed that the hippocampal theta was the highest in negative patterning task, followed by simultaneous feature negative and simple discrimination task. In the chapter 6, I discussed these result of this study and proposed the new hippocampal function theory that the hippocampus is important for the modulation of expectation value of reinforcement for compound stimulus.
広島大学大学院総合科学研究科紀要. I, 人間科学研究
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