Psychopharmacologia

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 234–239 | Cite as

Effects of amphetamine on the decrement of performance in avoidance conditioning of guinea pigs

  • Mario Sansone
  • Daniel Bovet
Original Investigations

Summary

A decrement of avoidance response was observed in guinea pigs during a 100 or 300-trial shuttle-bos avoidance session. Amphetamine was very effective in preventing and in counteracting the performance decrement. The results are discussed in relation to the peculiarities of the level of vigilance of this species.

Key-Words

Guinea Pigs Shuttle-Box Performance Decrement Vigilance Amphetamine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Sansone
    • 1
  • Daniel Bovet
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Farmacologia dell'Università di Sassari-Laboratorio di Psicobiologia e PsicofarmacologiaC.N.R.RomaItalia

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