Asymmetrical interactions between thirst and hunger in Pavlovian-instrumental transfer.

  title={Asymmetrical interactions between thirst and hunger in Pavlovian-instrumental transfer.},
  author={Bernard W. Balleine},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. B, Comparative and physiological psychology},
  volume={47 2},
Pavlovian-instrumental transfer experiments have demonstrated that a stimulus paired with a sucrose solution under hunger will increase instrumental performance under thirst relative to a stimulus previously paired with food pellets. In Experiment 1 it was demonstrated that this difference is, in part, produced by suppression induced by the pellet stimulus, which, it was found, acted to reduce instrumental performance under thirst. In Experiment 2, the reverse shift was examined, comparing the… CONTINUE READING

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