Discriminative Stimulus Properties of Hallucinogens: Behavioral Assay of Drug Action

  • Donald M. Kuhn
  • Francis J. White
  • James B. Appel
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 22)


In this chapter we will review existing literature on the discriminative stimulus properties of several drugs which are often classified as hallucinogens. At the same time we ‘will try to answer several questions about the usefulness of this procedure. For example, can it be used as a specific behavioral assay or screening technique for hallucinogens? Can the mechanism of action of hallucinogenic drugs be effectively studied and, if so, can it tell us anything about the nature of hallucinations?


Discriminative Stimulus Stimulus Property Transfer Test Drug Discrimination Training Dose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald M. Kuhn
    • 1
  • Francis J. White
    • 1
  • James B. Appel
    • 1
  1. 1.Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory, Department of PsychologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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