Differences in the autonomic and somatic conditioning of infants.

  title={Differences in the autonomic and somatic conditioning of infants.},
  author={Yvonne Brackbill and Larry M. Lintz and Hiram E. Fitzgerald},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={30 2},
Temporal and auditory classical conditioning of an autonomic response (pupillary reflex) and a somatic response (eyeblink) were attempted in 4 separate experiments with clinically normal human infants. Time as a conditional stimulus (CS) was effective for conditioning pupillary dilation and constriction, but sound as CS was ineffective. Conversely, sound was effective for conditioning eyeblinking, but time was not. These discrepancies in conditionability were related to (1) the parameters… CONTINUE READING

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