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Blocking of conditioned taste avoidance induced by wheel running.
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PMID:  19804818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Experiment 1, compared to non-reinforced presentation of a food stimulus (A-->no US), the association of a food stimulus with wheel running (A-->US) blocked subsequent avoidance of a distinctive flavor (X), when both the food and flavor were followed by wheel running (AX-->US). Experiment 2 replicated and extended the blocking effect, demonstrating that the amount of avoidance of X after AX-->wheel training depended on the correlation between A-alone trials and wheel running-the predictiveness of the A stimulus. The present study is the first to demonstrate associative blocking of conditioned taste avoidance (CTA) induced by wheel running and strongly implicates associative learning as the basis for this kind of avoidance.
W David Pierce; C Donald Heth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-10-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural processes     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1872-8308     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav. Processes     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-03-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703854     Medline TA:  Behav Processes     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Association Learning
Avoidance Learning*
Conditioning (Psychology)*
Feeding Behavior
Reinforcement (Psychology)

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