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Dissociation of food-finding and tentacle-lowering, following food-attraction conditioning in the snail, Helix aspersa.
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PMID:  11254996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The assumption that tentacle-lowering and food-finding may be used interchangeably as measures of food-attraction conditioning was examined in the snail, Helix aspersa. A brief pairing of an odor with the opportunity to feed (food-attraction conditioning) resulted in increased tendency to orient to that odor (food-finding), when tested the following day. In addition, conditioned snails exhibited increased levels of tentacle-lowering. A more detailed analysis revealed that a subset of conditioned snails exhibited successful food-finding in the absence of tentacle-lowering, and that another subset of conditioned snails exhibited increased levels of tentacle-lowering in the absence of successful food-finding. These results suggest that caution should be observed when comparing results across these two response systems.
M A. Ungless
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Behavioural processes     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1872-8308     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav. Processes     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-Mar-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703854     Medline TA:  Behav Processes     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  97-101     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychology, University of York, York, UK
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