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Latent inhibition: a review and a new hypothesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4604670     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of research regarding the deleterious effects of stimulus preexposure upon subsequent learning is presented. The investigations are discussed with respect both to the generality of this phenomenon and variables controlling its magnitude. Complementary experiments are suggested. Theoretical interpretations are critically reviewed. It is concluded that some of the hypotheses are too narrow to explain the existing data, and some of them lead to predictions which are contrary to the existing data. A new hypothesis is proposed suggesting that during the stimulus preerxposure phase the subject learns a "zero correlation" between the stimulus, or his own behavior and other environmental contingencies. When new learning contingencies are imposed the subject must first unlearn the "zero correlation" learned during preexposure. This process of unlearning retards the learning of the new contingency.
K R Weiss; B L Brown
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurobiologiae experimentalis     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0065-1400     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars)     Publication Date:  1974  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1974-11-08     Completed Date:  1974-11-08     Revised Date:  2011-01-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1246675     Medline TA:  Acta Neurobiol Exp (Wars)     Country:  POLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acoustic Stimulation
Avoidance Learning
Brain Mapping
Conditioning (Psychology) / drug effects
Conditioning, Classical
Conditioning, Eyelid
Conditioning, Operant
Habituation, Psychophysiologic
Hippocampus / physiology
Inhibition (Psychology)*
Learning* / drug effects
Neural Inhibition
Photic Stimulation
Scopolamine / pharmacology
Septum Pellucidum / physiology
Time Factors
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