Hormones and Avoidance Learning

  • Richard L. Sprott


Hormonal involvement in learning processes is most likley to take one of two forms. First, as the previous chapter has shown, hormones in the form of neurotransmitters could underlie the formation and maintenance of memory traces themselves and play a major role in the neural organization of information as well. Second, hormones can affect the learning process by altering the “internal state” of an organism in learning situations. Effects of this type are most obvious in avoidance learning situations.


Noxious Stimulus Grid Floor Avoidanee Behavior Passive Task Hormonal Correlate 
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  • Richard L. Sprott
    • 1
  1. 1.The Jackson LaboratoryBar HarborUSA

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