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Doctoral student in the Fanselow Lab @UCLA | Translational Research | Anxiety Disorders | NPY | Supporter of #DiversityinSTEM #WomeninSTEM #womeninlearning
Mar 13, 2019 21 tweets 10 min read
Time traveling to 1948 to discuss Edward C. Tolman's "Cognitive Maps in Rats and Men" for my last and final thread for @kwassum's course on instrumental conditioning. JMO, Tolman was ahead of his time, thumbed his nose at McCarthyism, and was a Learning Theorist bad@ss. #scicomm In his studies of learning in rats, Tolman sought to demonstrate that the mechanisms by which rats (and humans) learn to maneuver through the world involve robust, flexible, autonomous and selective mechanisms that form a cognitive-like map in the brain.