Thursday Afternoon, October 4
Registration: 3:00 - 9:00 PM, Mezzanine
Social Hour and Cash Bar: 5:00 – 9:00 PM, Mezzanine
Friday Morning, October 5
8:30 Opening Remarks: Michael Domjan, The University of Texas at Austin
8:35 Symposium I: “In the Interest of Time”
Chair: Peter Balsam, Barnard College & Columbia University
8:35 (1) Temporal Uncertainty and Pavlovian Conditioning.
Peter Balsam, Barnard College & Columbia University.
9:00 (2) Stimulus Representation and Response Timing in a Temporal-
Difference (TD) Model of Classical Conditioning.
Elliot A. Ludvig
1111, Richard S. Sutton, Eric Verbeek, James Neufeld, & E. 212James Kehoe. University of Alberta; University of New South Wales.
9:25 (3) A Working memory hypothesis of trace eyelid conditioning.
Michael D. Mauk, Tatsuya Ohyama & Brian E. Kalmbach, The University
of Texas at Austin
9:50 (4) Oscillations of Local Field Potentials in the Dorsal Striatum During
Interval Timing Reflect the Encoding/Decoding of Temporal Memory.
Warren H. Meck, Duke University
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Symposium II: “Neural Mechanisms of Extinction and Renewal of
Chair: F. Gonzalez-Lima, The University of Texas at Austin
10:30 (5) Consolidating Pavlovian fear extinction in the infralimbic prefrontal
Gregory J. Quirk, Anthony Burgos-Robles, Devin Mueller, Edwin Santini,
James T. Porter, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
10:55 (6) Brain mechanisms of extinction of conditioned fear.
D. W. Barrett, The University of Texas at Austin
11:15 (7) Brain mechanisms of renewal of conditioned fear.
Aleksandra K. Bruchey, The University of Texas at Austin
11:35 (8) Facilitation of Extinction of Pavlovian Fear Conditioning: Implications
for Anxiety Disorders and PTSD.
F. Gonzalez-Lima, The University of Texas at Austin
12:00–1:15 Lunch Break
Friday Afternoon, October 5
1:15 Symposium III: “Social and Naturalistic Behavior”
Chair: Chana Akins, University of Kentucky
1:15 (9) Social influences on mate selection in Japanese quail.
Bennet G. Galef, McMaster University.
1:45 (10) Tracing the path of Cupid’s Arrow: How mechanisms of sexual
reward condition sexual preferences.
James G. Pfaus, Concordia University
2:15 (11) Pavlovian modifications of sexual behavior and reproductive success in
Michael Domjan, The University of Texas at Austin.
2:35 (12) Learning in Antlions: Anticipating a Long Wait.
Karen L. Hollis, Lauren M. Guillette & Audrey Markarian, Mount
2:55 Coffee Break
3:15 Paper Session I
Chair: Michael Domjan, The University of Texas at Austin
3:15 (13) When a single cue has multiple competing stimuli: Confirmation of
some surprising predictions of the SOCR model of Pavlovian
Ralph R. Miller1212 and Daniel S. Wheeler, SUNY-Binghamton, Johns
3:50 (14) Testing Alternative Accounts of FT (Superstitious) Behavior in Pigeons.
William Timberlake, Gary Lucas, and Eduardo Fernandez, Indiana
4:20 (15) Feature-positive Conditioning with a Biologically Significant Stimulus.
Lindsay Kubina and Jerome Frieman, Kansas State University
4:40 (16) Conditioning-Specific Reflex Modification: Advances and Challenges.
Bernard G. Schreurs, Lauren B. Burhans, Carrie Smith-Bell and Jimena
Gonzalez-Joekes Blanchette, West Virginia University School of
5:10 Break to set up Posters
5:30 Poster Session & Cash Bar (60 presenters)
7:30 Congress Avenue Bats & Dinner (on your own)
Saturday Morning, October 6
8:30 Symposium IV: “Neural and Synaptic Mechanisms of Learning”
Chair: Tim Otto, Rutgers University
8:30 (17) Building on simplicity: Evidence for learning within the spinal cord.
James W. Grau, Texas A & M University
9:00 (18) Back Talk During Learning: The Critical Role of Postsynaptic
Mechanisms and Retrograde Signals in Sensitization in Aplysia
David L. Glanzman, University of California at Los Angeles
9:30 (19) Synaptic mechanisms of targeted fear memory disruption. & Joseph E. LeDoux, New York University Marie-H. Monfils, Lorenz Diaz-Mataix, Kiriana K. Cowansage, Valérie
Doyère, Jacek Debiec9:50 (20) Multiple Genes Regulate Short-term Memory for Habituation in C.
Catharine Rankin, Andrew Giles, and Michael Butterfield, University of
10:10 Coffee Break
10:30 Symposium V: “Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pavlovian Conditioning”
Chair: Fred J. Helmstetter, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
10:30 (21) Neural substrates of aware and unaware fear memory.
David C. Knight1,222 , Najah S. Waters, and Peter A. Bandettini 1 2University of Alabama-Birmingham,National Institute of Mental
11:00 (22) Imaging Trace and Delay Eyeblink Conditioning in Rabbits and
1223 John Disterhoft, Dominic Cheng, John E. Desmond, Michael Miller, 131Craig Weiss and Alice Wyrwicz. Feinberg School of Medicine, 23Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Evanston
Northwestern Hospital Research Institute
11:30 (23) Functional neuroanatomy of extinction in human fear conditioning.
Fred J. Helmstetter, Jennifer A. Gieger & Doug H. Schultz, University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Medical College of Wisconsin 12:00–1:15 Lunch Break
Saturday Afternoon, October 6 1:15 SymposiumVI: “Drug Addiction and Drug Conditioning”
Chair: Christine Duvauchelle, The University of Texas at Austin 1:15 (24) Drug Addiction and the Wisdom of the Body.
Shepard Siegel, McMaster University
1:50 (25) Dark chocolate, hot sex and cheap cocaine: Characterizing the brain
response to "seen" and "unseen" conditioned reward signals.
Anna Rose Childress, R. N. Ehrman, Z. Wang, Y. Li, W. Jens, T.
Franklin, D. Langleben, J. Suh, M. Goldman, J. Detre, and C. P. O'Brien,
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2:25 (26) Changing the functional impact of nicotine through Pavlovian
Rick Bevins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2:50 (27) Social modulation of conditional and unconditional opioid behaviors.
Camron D. Bryant, University of Chicago, and Kristofer W. Roberts,
Christopher S. Culbertson, Alan Le, Christopher J. Evans, Michael S.
Fanselow, University of California at Los Angeles
3:10 Coffee Break
3:25 Paper Session II
Chair: Rick Servatius
3:25 (28) Hippocampal Contributions to Trace, Space, and Context: Dissociable
Roles for Dorsal and Ventral Hippocampus.
Tim Otto, Camille Parsons, Jennifer Czerniawski, & Kartik Ramamoorthi,
3:50 (29) Associative versus inferential accounts of outcome additivity and
Nestor Schmajuk and Jose Larrauri, Duke University
4:15 (30) Adding a decision process to associative accounts of contingency
assessment: Integrating associative and signal detection theories.
Lorraine Allan, Shepard Siegel, Samuel Hannah, and Matthew Crump,
4:40 (31) Reasoning about Causal Interventions in Rats is not due to
Aaron P. Blaisdell, Kenneth J. Leising, Jared Wong, Michael R.
Waldmann, University of California at Los Angeles
5:45 Buses leave for the Oasis on Lake Travis for cocktails and view of the sunset
7:30 Banquet Speaker:
Merlin D. Tuttle, Ph.D., President & Founder, Bat Conservation