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Psychonomic Science

, Volume 3, Issue 1–12, pp 185–186 | Cite as

Determinants of polydipsia: VII. Removing the drinking solution midway through DRL sessions

  • Sam A. Deadwyler
  • Evalyn F. Segal
Animal Behavior
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Abstract

Three rats were run on DRL 30 for food. When a bottle containing drinking solution ran dry midway through sessions, disrupting licking, bar-press spacing worsened in two Ss. Over similar sessions, both Ss recovered baseline timing performances during dry-bottle periods. In one of these, licking at the dry tube appeared. In a session with a dry bottle throughout, all Ss showed good timing. In a session with the bottle removed, the S that had learned to lick the dry tube showed disruption in timing. Data are consistent with with a mediating role for licking.

Keywords

Preceding Session Drinking Solution Food Reinforcement Schedule Full Bottle Bottle Present 
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© Psychonomic Press 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sam A. Deadwyler
    • 1
  • Evalyn F. Segal
    • 1
  1. 1.San Diego State CollegeUSA

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