Deficient proactive interference of eyeblink conditioning in Wistar-Kyoto rats

  title={Deficient proactive interference of eyeblink conditioning in Wistar-Kyoto rats},
  author={Thomas M. Ricart and Matthew A. De Niear and Xilu Jiao and Kevin C. H. Pang and R J Servatius},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats exhibit behavioral inhibition and model anxiety vulnerability. Although WKY rats exhibit faster active avoidance acquisition, simple associative learning or the influence of proactive interference (PI) has not been adequately assessed in this strain. Therefore, we assessed eyeblink conditioning and PI in WKY and outbred Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. Rats were pre-exposed to either the experimental context, the conditioned stimulus (CS), the unconditional stimulus (US), or… CONTINUE READING
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