Dr Jose Prados

Associate Professor

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Publications

Peer reviewed articles

  1. Artigas, A. A., & Prados, J. (In press). Perceptual learning transfer: Salience of the common element as a factor contributing to the intermixed/blocked effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition. Accepted for publication 16/6/2014.
  2. Shah, D. S., Prados, J., Gamble, J., De Lillo, C., & Gibson, C. L. (2013). Sex differences in spatial memory using serial and search tasks. Behavioural Brain Research, 257, 90-99.
  3. Prados, J., Alvarez, B., Loy, I. Acebes, F., Sansa, J., & Moreno-Fernandez, M. M. (2013). Blocking in rats, humans and snails using a within-subjects design. Behavioural Processes, 100, 23-31.
  4. Prados, J., Alvarez, B., Howarth, J., Stewart, K., Gibson, C. L., Hutchinson, C. V., Young, A. M. J., & Davidson, C. (2013). Cue competition effects in the planarian. Animal Cognition, 16, 177-186.
  5. Granger, K. T., Prados, J., & Young, A. M. J. (2012). Disruption of overshadowing and latent inhibition in high schizotypy individuals. Behavioural Brain Research, 233, 202-208.
  6. Artigas, A. A., Sansa, J., & Prados, J. (2012). Distractor effects upon habituation of complex stimuli. Behavioural Processes, 90, 204-209.
  7. Artigas, A. A., Contel, D. M., Sansa, J., & Prados, J. (2012). Salience modulation in serial pre-exposure: Implications for perceptual learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behaviour Processes, 38, 66-73.
  8. Davidson, C., Prados, J., Gibson, C. L., Young, A. M. J., Barnes, D., Sherlock, R., & Hutchinson, C. V. (2011). Shedding light on photosensitive behaviour in brown planaria (Dugesia Tigrina). Perception, 40, 743-746.
  9. Prados, J., Alvarez, B., & Reynolds, G. (2011). Spatial integration in human geometry learning. Behavioural Brain Research, 224, 297-304.
  10. Prados, J. (2011). Blocking and overshadowing in human geometry learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 37, 121-126.
  11. Contel, D. M., Sansa, J., Artigas, A. A., & Prados, J. (2011). Salience modulation and associative inhibition interaction: Short but not long exposure to similar stimuli protects the salience of the unique elements. Behavioural Processes, 86, 21-29.
  12. Prados, J., Sansa, J., & Artigas, A. A. (2008). Partial reinforcement effects on learning and extinction of place preferences in the water maze. Learning and Behavior, 36, 311-318.
  13. Prados, J., Artigas, A. A., & Sansa, J. (2007). Preexposure effects in the spatial domain: Dissociation between latent inhibition and perceptual learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 33, 115-123.
  14. Sansa, J., Artigas, A. A., & Prados, J. (2007). Overshadowing and potentiation of illness-based context conditioning. Psicológica, 28, 193-214.
  15. Artigas, A. A., Sansa, J., Blair, C. A. J., Hall, G., & Prados, J. (2006). Enhanced discrimination between flavor stimuli: Roles of salience modulation and inhibition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 32, 173-177.
  16. Artigas, A. A., Sansa, J., & Prados, J. (2006). The Espinet and the perceptual learning effects in flavour aversion conditioning: Do they depend on a common inhibitory mechanism? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59 (3), 471-481.
  17. Hall, G., Prados, J., & Sansa, J. (2005). Modulation of the effective salience of a stimulus by direct and associative activation of its representation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 31, 267-276.
  18. Prados, J., Hall, G., & Leonard, S. (2004). Dissociation between the Espinet and perceptual learning effects in flavour aversion conditioning. Behavioural Processes, 65, 221-229.
  19. Prados, J., Manteiga, R. D., & Sansa, J. (2003). Recovery effects after extinction in a swimming pool navigation task. Learning and Behavior, 31, 299-304.
  20. Sansa, J., & Prados, J. (2003). Ensombrecimiento entre puntos de referencia en una tarea de navegación (Overshadowing between landmarks in a navigation task). Psicológica, 24, 17-29.
  21. Prados, J., & Sansa, J. (2002). Differential acquisition of aversion by two distinctive contexts paired with lithium-induced illness. Learning and Motivation, 33, 253-268.
  22. Prados, J., & Redhead, E. S. (2002). Preexposure effects in spatial learning: from gestaltic to associative and attentional cognitive maps. Psicológica, 23, 59-78.
  23. Prados, J., & Sansa, J. (2002). Transferencia de un aprendizaje relacional en una tarea de navegación (Relational learning transference in a navigation task). Psicológica, 23, 233-244.
  24. Redhead, E. S., Prados, J., & Pearce, J. M. (2001). The effects of pre-exposure on escape from a Morris pool. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 54B, 353-367.
  25. Prados, J. (2000). Effects of varying the amount of preexposure to spatial cues on a subsequent navigation task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 53B, 139-148.
  26. Pearce, J. M., Roberts, A. D .L., Redhead, E. S., & Prados, J. (2000). The influence of passive preexposure on escape from a Morris pool. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 26,186-195.
  27. Prados, J., Redhead, E. S., & Pearce, J. M. (1999). Active preexposure enhances attention to the landmarks surrounding a Morris swimming pool. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 25, 451-460.
  28. Prados, J., Chamizo, V. D., & Mackintosh, N. J. (1999). Latent inhibition and perceptual learning in a swimming-pool navigation task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 25, 37-44.
  29. Prados, J. (1999). Latent inhibition in a navigation task: Evidence for the use of associative processes in spatial memory. Psicológica, 20, 151,162.
  30. Prados, J., & Trobalon, J. B. (1998). The location of an invisible goal requires the presence of at least two landmarks. Psychobiology, 26, 42-48.
     

Chapters in books

  • Redhead, E., & Prados, J. (2012). Preexposure effects in spatial learning. In N.M. Seel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Springer.
  • Rodrigo, T., & Prados, J. (2003). Aprendizaje asociativo y aprendizaje espacial (Associative and spatial learning). In J. Vila, J. Nieto and J.M. Rosas (Eds.), Investigación contemporánea en aprendizaje asociativo (Contemporary research in associative learning). Jaén: Editorial del Lunar.

Research

My current research interests lie in the following areas:

Spatial learning: my interest is to explore the power of standard associative learning theories explaining the ability of organisms to locate goals in new and familiar environments. My research has explored the role of associative processes in landmark and geometry learning.

Perceptual learning: My research has been focused on how associative learning theories can be used to account for the ability of organisms to discriminate between similar stimuli or situations.

Learning in invertebrates: Another very exciting research field that has attracted my attention during the last years is the investigation of learning and memory in invertebrates. This research can be taken to be preliminary for more ambitious research on the neuronal and molecular basis of learning and memory, and could be relevant for the development of animal models of human diseases (schizophrenia, addiction... )

Supervision

I would be interested in supervising PhD study in any of the areas listed above. Learn more about how to apply online.

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