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Psychonomic Science

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 121–122 | Cite as

Learning with prolonged delay of reinforcement

  • John Garcia
  • Frank R. Ervin
  • Robert A. Koelling
Animal Behavior Reinforcement

Abstract

Gustatory aversions, induced in rats by conditionally pairing a distinctive flavor with a noxious drug, were readily established even when injections were delayed an hour or more. The optimal interstimulus interval and effectiveness of cues for learning appear to be a function of the specific effects of the reinforcer on the organism.

Keywords

Apomorphine Saccharin Avoidance Reaction Peripheral Pain Saccharin Intake 
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Copyright information

© Psychonomic Press 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Garcia
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frank R. Ervin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Robert A. Koelling
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and NeurologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Neurosurgical ServiceMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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