Perceptual learning transfer in an appetitive Pavlovian task
journal contributionposted on 2019-02-28, 10:29 authored by Antonio A. Artigas, Jose Prados
In two experiments, rats were given intermixed or blocked preexposure to two similar compound stimuli, AX and BX. Following preexposure, conditioning trials took place in which AX (Experiment 1) or a novel compound stimulus NX (Experiment 2) was paired with a food-unconditioned stimulus in an appetitive Pavlovian preparation. Animals that were given alternated preexposure showed lower generalization from AX to BX (Experiment 1) and from NX to a new compound, ZX (Experiment 2), than animals that were given blocked preexposure, a perceptual learning and a perceptual learning transfer effect, respectively.
This work was supported by a grant (Ref: PSI2011-26850) from the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación to the authors.
CitationLearning & Behavior, 2017, 45 (2), pp. 115-123
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