Appetitive vs. Aversive conditioning in humans

Abstract

In classical conditioning, an initially neutral stimulus (conditioned stimulus, CS) becomes associated with a biologically salient event (unconditioned stimulus, US), which might be pain (aversive conditioning) or food (appetitive conditioning). After a few associations, the CS is able to initiate either defensive or consummatory responses, respectively… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00128

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