2014, Number 1
Rev Mex Invest Psic 2014; 6 (1)
Alvarado A, Vila J, Luna D, López-Romero LJ
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ABSTRACTTwo experiments researched whether spontaneous recovery and renewal occur in a spatial search task. Human participants were trained in two phases to locate a hidden goal, and in each one of them the goal location was different. When training and second phase training were carried out in the same context and time was allowed to elapse between both of them, spontaneous recovery was observed. When test was carried out in a different context from the second phase training, renewal was observed. This did not happen when the training and testing were conducted in the same context and contiguously. Such results demonstrate recovery effects on spatial learning in humans that are consistent with the associative learning and are discussed in terms of the theory of interference (Bouton, 1993).