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The role of instrumental responses in memory retrieval in a T-maze.
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PMID:  1496139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retrieval of the memory of non-reward on a rewarded trial was investigated here employing rats in a T-maze. A forced choice procedure was used. The daily rewarded (R) and non-rewarded (N) trials always occurred in a fixed order, two R, four N, and finally two R, i.e. the series was R1-R2-N1-N2-N3-N4-R3-R4. In an original acquisition phase. Trial N4 of the series having occurred in a particular spatial alternative, e.g. left, it was followed by R3 either in the same alternative, Groups C and T, or in the opposite alternative, Group R. Group T, unlike Groups C and R, received a relatively long intertrial interval between N4 and R3. In a shift phase, groups were treated as in original acquisition except that the long intertrial interval (Group T) and the change in response (Group R) now occurred between R3 and R4 rather than N4 and R3. The major finding in original acquisition was slower running by Groups T and R than by Group C on Trials N2, N3, and N4. In shift, differences between the groups disappeared. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that response-produced cues contribute to memory retrieval.
E J Capaldi; S Alptekin; D J Miller; K Barry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. B, Comparative and physiological psychology     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0272-4995     ISO Abbreviation:  Q J Exp Psychol B     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-10     Completed Date:  1992-09-10     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8107270     Medline TA:  Q J Exp Psychol B     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1364.
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MeSH Terms
Conditioning, Operant*
Discrimination Learning*
Mental Recall*
Motor Activity
Reinforcement Schedule

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