Classical conditioning of Hermissenda: origin of a new response.

  title={Classical conditioning of Hermissenda: origin of a new response.},
  author={Israel I Lederhendler and S Gart and Daniel L. Alkon},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={6 5},
Training of the marine snail Hermissenda crassicornis with paired light and rotation was previously shown to result in acquisition and retention of a behavioral change with many features characteristic of vertebrate associative learning. Here, this behavioral change is demonstrated to be classical, Pavlovian-like conditioning. A new response to light is formed (the CR) that is pairing-specific and resembles the unconditioned response (UCR) to rotation. The conditioned and unconditioned… CONTINUE READING