Hippocampal Units during Single-Alternation Conditioning in the White Rat

  • Toshitsugu Hirano


The response of animals to environmental stimuli is influenced not only by the physical properties of the stimulus but also by its acquired behavioral significance through learning. It is also true that even physically similar stimuli could exert different influences on the animals, depending on the occasion, once they have acquired meaning as stimuli. The experimental design of temporal single-alternation (SA) paradigm is such that the task requires the animal to process internal cues based on aftereffects of a prior stimulus, whether it was a reinforced (R) or a nonreinforced (N) trial.


Unit Activity Classical Conditioning Operant Conditioning Lever Press Hippocampal Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshitsugu Hirano
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  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Faculty of LettersKyoto UniversitySakyoku, Kyoto 606Japan

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