Behavior Modification in Annelids

  • James A. Dyal


While worms may be movers and moulders of mountains, they have managed to avoid the extended scrutiny of behavioral physiologists and psychologists. Nevertheless, as Bullock has noted, “Annelids offer some of the most promising material for study of learning mechanisms in simple systems . . . their availability, simplicity, phylogenetic position, learning capacity, and tolerance of mutilation suggest that they are well worth new attention” (Bullock and Quarton, 1966, p. 116).


Classical Conditioning Spontaneous Alternation Instrumental Conditioning Withdrawal Response Mechanical Shock 
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  • James A. Dyal
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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