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Classical conditioning of aggressive display in Siamese fighting fish.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5851396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Unconditioned aggressive-display behavior elicited by the mirror image of a male Siamese Fighting Fish was brought under the control of a previously ineffective stimulus by classical conditioning. A stimulus light repeatedly paired with mirror presentation came to elicit the complex aggressive-behavior sequence. Relative rates of acquisition of four components of the display were compared. Fin erection and undulating movements were acquired most rapidly while gill-cover erection and frontal approach were acquired most slowly. A discriminative conditioning procedure revealed that the response was specifically elicited by the conditioned stimulus, and not a sensitization artifact.
T Thompson; T Sturm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0022-5002     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Anal Behav     Publication Date:  1965 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1966-03-06     Completed Date:  1966-03-06     Revised Date:  2010-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203727     Medline TA:  J Exp Anal Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  397-403     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Conditioning (Psychology)*
Discrimination Learning*
Extinction, Psychological
Reinforcement (Psychology)

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