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A demonstration of classical conditioning of the human eyeblink to an olfactory stimulus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10386915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
While acquisition of the eyeblink conditioned response to a variety of stimuli has been widely studied, it has yet to be established that humans will demonstrate a conditioned response to an olfactory stimulus. In this study we present data to show that humans will demonstrate a classically conditioned eyeblink response to an olfactory stimulus. Ten participants were tested in a delay conditioning procedure with an olfactory stimulus presented in a heated, humidified stream of air via an olfactometer, allowing the precise control over stimulus duration necessary for delay conditioning. Trials on which odor alone was presented were administered to four additional participants. Establishing that humans will demonstrate an eyeblink conditioned response to an olfactory stimulus will allow further exploration of the pathways involved in classical conditioning and associative learning, as well as an analysis of conditioning pathways across sensory modalities.
Authors:
A B Moore; C Murphy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0031-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-27     Completed Date:  1999-08-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  689-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
San Diego State University/University of California-San Diego, Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 92120-4913, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Association Learning
Conditioning, Classical*
Conditioning, Eyelid*
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Smell*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AG04085/AG/NIA NIH HHS; AGO8203/AG/NIA NIH HHS; DC02064/DC/NIDCD NIH HHS

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