Neural correlates of derived relational responding on tests of stimulus equivalence.

TitleNeural correlates of derived relational responding on tests of stimulus equivalence.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSchlund MW, Cataldo MF, Hoehn-Saric R
JournalBehavioral and brain functions : BBF
Volume4
Pagination6
Date Published2008
Abstract

An essential component of cognition and language involves the formation of new conditional relations between stimuli based upon prior experiences. Results of investigations on transitive inference (TI) highlight a prominent role for the medial temporal lobe in maintaining associative relations among sequentially arranged stimuli (A > B > C > D > E). In this investigation, medial temporal lobe activity was assessed while subjects completed "Stimulus Equivalence" (SE) tests that required deriving conditional relations among stimuli within a class (A identical with B identical with C).

DOI10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4512-07.2008
Alternate JournalBehav Brain Funct