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Habituation and tonic immobility in domestic chickens.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  965534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The habituation of tonic immobility in chickens was examined in six studies. It was shown that repeated elicitation of immobility, and not just handling, was responsible for reduced response durations after multiple exposures to manual restraint. Habituation was a function of the number of stimulus presentations and, in addition, proved surprisingly durable, with diminished reactions using lasting at least 2.5 mo. Strain differences were found in the number of trials required to reach a criteria of habituation, and habituation proceeded faster when immobility termination was self-paced as opposed to experimenter induced. Also, massed trials produced robust sensitization effects rather than diminished responsiveness.
R F Nash; G G Gallup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative and physiological psychology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0021-9940     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comp Physiol Psychol     Publication Date:  1976 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-01     Completed Date:  1976-12-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414612     Medline TA:  J Comp Physiol Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  870-6     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Avoidance Learning
Habituation, Psychophysiologic*
Handling (Psychology)
Motor Activity*
Species Specificity
Time Factors

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