Learning & Behavior (Learn Behav)

Publisher: Psychonomic Society, Springer Verlag

Journal description

Learning & Behavior publishes experimental and theoretical contributions and critical reviews that cover the broad categories of animal learning, cognition, motivation, emotion, and comparative animal behavior. Specific topics include classical and operant conditioning, discrete-trial instrumental learning, habituation, exploratory behavior, early experience, social and sexual behavior, imprinting, and territoriality. Formerly Animal Learning & Behavior.

Current impact factor: 1.89

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.885
2013 Impact Factor 1.481
2012 Impact Factor 1.882
2011 Impact Factor 2
2010 Impact Factor 1.603
2009 Impact Factor 1.517
2008 Impact Factor 0.815
2007 Impact Factor 1.267
2006 Impact Factor 1.926
2005 Impact Factor 1.408
2004 Impact Factor 1.03

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.01
Cited half-life 6.20
Immediacy index 0.12
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.74
Website Learning & Behavior website
Other titles Learning & behavior (Online), Learning and behavior
ISSN 1543-4508
OCLC 51588188
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Springer Verlag

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Research in crustaceans offers a valuable perspective for studying the neural implementation of conserved behavioral phenomena, including motivation, escape, aggression, and drug-sensitive reward. The present work adds to this literature by demonstrating that crayfish successfully learn to respond to spatially contingent cues. An integrated video-tracking system automatically delivered a mild electric shock when a test animal entered or remained on a substrate paired with punishment. Following a few instances of shock delivery, crayfish quickly learned to avoid these areas. Comparable changes in substrate preference were not exhibited by yoked controls, but locomotion differed significantly from both pre-conditioning levels and from those of their masters receiving shock in a contingent fashion. The results of this work provide valuable insights into the principles governing avoidance learning in an invertebrate system and provide a behavioral template for exploring the neural changes during associative learning. Serving as a case study, this project introduces a new computer framework for the automated control of learning paradigms. Based on routines contained within the JavaGrinders library (free download at iEthology.com), it integrates real-time video tracking with robotic interfaces, and provides a suitable framework for implementing automated learning paradigms.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · Learning & Behavior