Poppy visits Gregynog Associative Learning Conference

At the end of March, Poppy Watson attended the Gregynog Associative Learning Conference in Wales. A small intimate conference, the highlights for her were talks from Andrew Nelson (Cardiff University) about whether goal-tracking and sign-tracking can be considered stable behavioral traits in animals, Mike le Pelley (UNSW) about maladaptive attentional capture by reward related stimuli and Ian McLaren’s lecture on the evidence for propositional vs associative mechanisms (or both) underlying human behavior.