Publications [#288037] of John E. Staddon


Papers Published

  1. Staddon, JER; Chelaru, IM; Higa, JJ, Habituation, memory and the brain: the dynamics of interval timing., Behavioural Processes, vol. 57 no. 2-3 (April, 2002), pp. 71-88 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
    (last updated on 2019/04/24)

    Memory decay is rapid at first and slower later-a feature that accounts for Jost's memory law: that old memories gain on newer ones with lapse of time. The rate-sensitive property of habituation-that recovery after spaced stimuli may be slower than after massed-provides a clue to the dynamics of memory decay. Rate-sensitive habituation can be modeled by a cascade of thresholded integrator units that have a counterpart in human brain areas identified by magnetic source imaging (MSI). The memory trace component of the multiple-time-scale model for habituation can provide a 'clock' that has the properties necessary to account for both static and dynamic properties of interval timing: static proportional and Weber-law timing as well as dynamic tracking of progressive, 'impulse' and periodic interval sequences.