Psychonomic Science

, Volume 2, Issue 1–12, pp 9–10 | Cite as

Measured sucrose preference in the albino rat: The influence of an auditory cue

  • G. L. Fisher


Data is presented to support a contention that the measured preferences for sapid solutions may be enhanced by association with non-gustatory cues. Albino rats were given a two-bottle preference test for various concentrations of sucrose compared with distilled water. The measured preference for sucrose at lower concentrations was increased when white noise was paired with the sucrose.


Sucrose White Noise Measured Preference Water Tube Saline Preference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Fisher
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  1. 1.Brown UniversityUSA

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