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ERIC Number: EJ1006200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Delaying Interference Training Has Equivalent Effects in Various Pavlovian Interference Paradigms
Powell, Elizabeth J.; Escobar, Martha; Kimble, Whitney
Learning & Memory, v20 n5 p241-244 May 2013
Spontaneous recovery in extinction appears to be inversely related to the acquisition-to-extinction interval, but it remains unclear why this is the case. Rat subjects trained with one of three interference paradigms exhibited less spontaneous recovery of the original response after delayed than immediate interference, regardless of whether interference resulted in attenuated fear (extinction, CS-Shock followed by CS-noShock), acquisition of conditioned fear (latent inhibition, CS-noShock followed by CS-Shock), or acquisition of a response (counterconditioning, CS-Shock followed by CS-Sucrose). We suggest that delaying interference treatment increases the relative similarity of the interference and test contexts, facilitating retrieval of the interfering association and attenuating recovery of the original response.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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