Combination rules for inhibitory stimuli.

  title={Combination rules for inhibitory stimuli.},
  author={James R. Ison and Mark Zuckerman and J M Russo},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  volume={1 4},
Startle reactions are inhibited if their elicitation is preceded by weak neutral stimuli at lead times of fractions of a second, or by intense startle-eliciting stimuli at lead times of up to several seconds. In three experiments (a) two weak stimuli, (b) one weak stimulus and one intense stimulus, or (c) two strong stimuli were given in combination. In all three conditions the combination provided more response inhibition than did either stimulus alone. Conditions 1 and 2 gave combination… CONTINUE READING