Anthony A Wright

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Episodic memory: a rat model of source memory
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Biol 23:R198-200. 2013
  2. pmc Functional relationships for investigating cognitive processes
    Anthony A Wright
    University of Texas Health Science Center, Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX77030, USA
    Behav Processes 93:4-24. 2013
  3. doi request reprint How to be proactive about interference: lessons from animal memory
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 77030, USA
    Psychol Sci 23:453-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Functional relationships for determining similarities and differences in comparative cognition
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Medical School, University of Texas Health Center at Houston, P O Box 20708, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Behav Processes 85:246-51. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Testing pigeon memory in a change detection task
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiologyand Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 17:243-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint A case for restricted-domain relational learning
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:907-13. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Music perception and octave generalization in rhesus monkeys
    A A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston 77225, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 129:291-307. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Generalization hypothesis of abstract-concept learning: learning strategies and related issues in Macaca mulatta, Cebus apella, and Columba livia
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Comp Psychol 121:387-97. 2007
  9. pmc An experimental analysis of memory processing
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, 77225, USA
    J Exp Anal Behav 88:405-33. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of same/different concept learning in primates and avians
    Anthony A Wright
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Behav Processes 72:234-54. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Memory Processing in Primates and Avians
    Anthony Wright; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. Memory Processing in Primates and Avians
    Anthony Wright; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. Learning Processes in Matching-to-Sample by Pigeons
    Anthony Wright; Fiscal Year: 2005
  4. MEMORY PROCEDURES FOR DRUG ASSESSMENTS
    Anthony Wright; Fiscal Year: 2001
  5. Memory Processing in Primates and Avians
    Anthony A Wright; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Episodic memory: a rat model of source memory
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Biol 23:R198-200. 2013
    ..A recent study using a novel procedure to test the memory of rats for a preferred (chocolate) reinforcement shows many key characteristics that define source memory and episodic memory in humans...
  2. pmc Functional relationships for investigating cognitive processes
    Anthony A Wright
    University of Texas Health Science Center, Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX77030, USA
    Behav Processes 93:4-24. 2013
    ..It is concluded that these findings were made possible by varying critical variables over a substantial portion of the manipulable range to generate functions and derive relationships...
  3. doi request reprint How to be proactive about interference: lessons from animal memory
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 77030, USA
    Psychol Sci 23:453-8. 2012
    ..Implications for comparing memory of different species and different types of memory (e.g., familiarity vs. recollection) are discussed...
  4. doi request reprint Functional relationships for determining similarities and differences in comparative cognition
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Medical School, University of Texas Health Center at Houston, P O Box 20708, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Behav Processes 85:246-51. 2010
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  5. doi request reprint Testing pigeon memory in a change detection task
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiologyand Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 17:243-9. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint A case for restricted-domain relational learning
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:907-13. 2009
    ..The implications of this conclusion are discussed in the context of restricted-domain relational learning...
  7. ncbi request reprint Music perception and octave generalization in rhesus monkeys
    A A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Medical School at Houston 77225, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 129:291-307. 2000
    ..This conclusion implicates similar transduction, storage, processing, and relational memory of musical passages in monkeys and humans and has implications for nature-nurture origins of music perception...
  8. ncbi request reprint Generalization hypothesis of abstract-concept learning: learning strategies and related issues in Macaca mulatta, Cebus apella, and Columba livia
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Comp Psychol 121:387-97. 2007
    ..Thus, generalization was not a factor in the transfer from these experiments, adding to the evidence that these subjects were learning the S/D abstract concept...
  9. pmc An experimental analysis of memory processing
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, 77225, USA
    J Exp Anal Behav 88:405-33. 2007
    ..The possibility of using the interference function to separate familiarity vs. recollective memory processing is discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of same/different concept learning in primates and avians
    Anthony A Wright
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Behav Processes 72:234-54. 2006
    ..e., relational processing) leading to full abstract-concept learning...
  11. ncbi request reprint Monkey auditory list memory: tests with mixed and blocked retention delays
    Anthony A Wright
    University of Texas Medical School, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, P O Box 20708, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Anim Learn Behav 30:158-64. 2002
    ..The nature of the monkey's auditory memory is discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Abstract-concept learning and list-memory processing by capuchin and rhesus monkeys
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, P O Box 20708, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 29:184-98. 2003
    ..Qualitative similarity is discussed in relation to general-process versus modular cognitive accounts...
  13. ncbi request reprint Interference processes in monkey auditory list memory
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 10:696-702. 2003
    ..The results point to the critical nature of interference processes in the understanding of serial position functions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Learning processes in matching and oddity: the oddity preference effect and sample reinforcement
    Anthony A Wright
    Department of Neurobiology and AnatomyUniversity of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 31:425-32. 2005
    ..The results are discussed in terms of item-specific associations operating early in learning prior to any relational learning between sample and comparison stimuli...
  15. doi request reprint Change detection by rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) and pigeons (Columba livia)
    L Caitlin Elmore
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Comp Psychol 126:203-12. 2012
    ..Thus, monkeys were less restricted in their domain to detect change than pigeons, but both species learned the basic task and appear suitable for comparative studies of visual short-term memory...
  16. doi request reprint Abstract-concept learning carryover effects from the initial training set in pigeons (Columba livia)
    Tamo Nakamura
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Comp Psychol 123:79-89. 2009
    ..This finding has implications for the general ability of abstract-concept learning across species with different neural architectures...
  17. doi request reprint Visual short-term memory compared in rhesus monkeys and humans
    L Caitlin Elmore
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Curr Biol 21:975-9. 2011
    ..Our results open the door to combining the power of psychophysics, computation, and physiology to better understand the neural basis of STM...
  18. doi request reprint Individual differences: either relational learning or item-specific learning in a same/different task
    L Caitlin Elmore
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Learn Behav 37:204-13. 2009
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Change detection for the study of object and location memory
    L Caitlin Elmore
    University of Texas Health Science Center, Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX77030, USA
    Behav Processes 93:25-30. 2013
    ..Together these results show that humans can remember both objects and locations with little loss of accuracy when instructed to do so, but do not learn these contextual associations without instruction...
  20. pmc The hippocampus and memory of verbal and pictorial material
    Andrew C Papanicolaou
    Vivian L Smith Center for Neurologic Research, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Learn Mem 9:99-104. 2002
    ..This study demonstrates the specialization of the two medial temporal lobe (MTL) regions, including the hippocampi, for mnemonic processing of verbal and pictorial items that are difficult to encode verbally...
  21. pmc Visual object complexity limits pigeon short-term memory
    John F Magnotti
    Department of Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
    Behav Processes 93:31-8. 2013
    ..Considering the visual complexity of novel objects may also help explain previous failures to transfer relational rules to novel visual objects...
  22. ncbi request reprint Object and spatial relational memory in adult rhesus monkeys is impaired by neonatal lesions of the hippocampal formation but not the amygdaloid complex
    Maria C Alvarado
    Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Hippocampus 12:421-33. 2002
    ..The data suggest a role of the primate hippocampal region in both object and spatial relational learning...
  23. ncbi request reprint Same/different abstract-concept learning by pigeons
    Jeffrey S Katz
    Department of Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 32:80-6. 2006
    ..Comparisons with similar experiments with rhesus and capuchin monkeys showed that the ability to learn the same/different abstract concept was similar but that pigeons require more training exemplars...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mechanisms of same/different abstract-concept learning by rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)
    Jeffrey S Katz
    Department of Psychology, Auburn University, 226 Thach Hall, Auburn, Alabama 36849, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 28:358-68. 2002
    ..Contrary to the unique-species account, it is argued that different species have quantitative, not qualitative, differences in abstract-concept learning...
  25. pmc Learning strategies in matching to sample: if-then and configural learning by pigeons
    Jeffrey S Katz
    Department of Psychology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
    Behav Processes 77:223-30. 2008
    ..A., 1997. Concept learning and learning strategies. Psychol. Sci. 8, 119-123] are discussed, including the effect of displaying the stimuli vertically (traditional display orientation) or horizontally from the floor...
  26. doi request reprint Matching-to-sample abstract-concept learning by pigeons
    Kent D Bodily
    Department of Psychology, Auburn University, AL 36849, USA
    J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process 34:178-84. 2008
    ..These analyses converged to rule out item-specific strategies at all but the smallest set-sizes (3-24 items). Ruling out these possibilities adds to the evidence that pigeons learned the relational abstract concept of matching-to-sample...

Research Grants18

  1. Memory Processing in Primates and Avians
    Anthony Wright; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..g., neurophysiological) on how memory works. ..
  2. Memory Processing in Primates and Avians
    Anthony Wright; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Findings should bear upon general processes of visual memory that are shared among such diverse species as avians and primates. ..
  3. Learning Processes in Matching-to-Sample by Pigeons
    Anthony Wright; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..This research will extend our knowledge of how tasks are learned, problems solved, and conditions that lead to either higher-order concept learning or stimulus-specific learning. ..
  4. MEMORY PROCEDURES FOR DRUG ASSESSMENTS
    Anthony Wright; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Understanding how memory works and the mechanisms of drugs and drug abuse on memory is necessary for any effective treatment regime. ..
  5. Memory Processing in Primates and Avians
    Anthony A Wright; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..g., neurophysiological) on how memory works. ..