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ERIC Number: EJ1000808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0023-9690
Pavlovian Incubation of US Signal Value
Goddard, Murray J.
Learning and Motivation, v44 n2 p104-113 May 2013
Four experiments with rats examined Pavlovian incubation, in which responding increases when Pavlovian conditioning is followed by a testing delay. In a within-subjects design, Experiment 1 first showed that when a single food pellet unconditioned stimulus (US) signaled the delivery of three additional pellets, responding after the single US was significantly greater on a delayed, compared to an early, test. Pavlovian incubation was not importantly due to extinction testing (Experiment 2), increased motivation (Experiment 3), or differences in apparatus exposure, or handling cues, during the incubation period (Experiment 4). Implications for theories of conditioning are considered. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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