Context and behavioral processes in extinction.

  title={Context and behavioral processes in extinction.},
  author={Mark E. Bouton},
  journal={Learning & memory},
  volume={11 5},
This article provides a selective review and integration of the behavioral literature on Pavlovian extinction. The first part reviews evidence that extinction does not destroy the original learning, but instead generates new learning that is especially context-dependent. The second part examines insights provided by research on several related behavioral phenomena (the interference paradigms, conditioned inhibition, and inhibition despite reinforcement). The final part examines four potential… CONTINUE READING
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