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Transfer between contextual conditional discriminations: an examination of how stimulus conjuctions are represented.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11497320     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In 2 experiments, when rats were placed in 1 pair of contexts, A and B, 2 relationships were in force (X --> food and Y --> no food), and when they were placed in another pair of contexts, C and D, the complementary relationships were operative (Y --> food and X --> no food). In Experiment 1, rats then received a 2nd discrimination that was either contextually congruent (in A and B, Y --> food and X --> no food; in C and D, X --> food and Y --> no food) or contextually incongruent (in A and D, Y --> food and X --> no food; in C and B, X --> food and Y --> no food) with the 1st discrimination. In Experiment 2, the 1st discrimination, involving X and Y, was interleaved with a 2nd discrimination, involving V and W, that was again either congruent (in A and B, V --> food and W --> no food) or incongruent (in A and D, V --> food and W --> no food) with the 1st discrimination. The congruent discriminations were acquired more readily than were the incongruent discriminations.
Authors:
R C Honey; J Ward-Robinson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0097-7403     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process     Publication Date:  2001 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-10     Completed Date:  2002-01-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7504289     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Anim Behav Process     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-205     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. honey@cardiff.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Behavior, Animal / physiology
Conditioning, Operant*
Discrimination Learning*
Environment*
Male
Rats

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