Cessation of male rat copulatory behavior using illness as punishment: facilitation with a novel odor.

@article{Lawrence1987CessationOM,
  title={Cessation of male rat copulatory behavior using illness as punishment: facilitation with a novel odor.},
  author={Gregory J. Lawrence and Stephen W. Kiefer},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1987},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={
          289-91
        }
}
Two experiments were conducted to examine learned copulatory avoidance in male rats. One group of males was presented with receptive females that had been sprayed with a 2% almond solution, and the other group was presented with nonalmond odorous, receptive females. Following each test, males were made ill with lithium chloride (LiCl) by intragastric intubation or intraperitoneal injection. Results showed that male rats presented with almond-odorous females developed significant avoidance of… CONTINUE READING

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