[Neuroscience] Re: Conditioning and phylogenetic order

J.A.Legris via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by jalegris from sympatico.ca)
Sun Oct 29 20:57:53 EST 2006


Majid Beshkar wrote:
> What is the lowest-order animal, in terms of phylogenetic hierarchy, endowed with associative learning (i.e., classical and operant conditioning)? In other words, where in phylogenetic hierarchy does the capability for associative learning arise?


The nematode worm, C. elegans, exhibits conditioned "taste aversion".

http://www.hhmi.org/news/bargmann3.html

But wait, this just in....

http://www.biologiateorica.it/papers/05papers.htm

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Joe Legris



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