Effect of preconditioning unconditioned stimulus experience on learned taste aversions.

@article{Cannon1975EffectOP,
  title={Effect of preconditioning unconditioned stimulus experience on learned taste aversions.},
  author={Dale S. Cannon and Robert F. Berman and Timothy B. Baker and Craig Anthony Atkins},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  year={1975},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={270-84}
}
One taste-aversion study using male Long-Evans rats in which ethanol was the unconditioned stimulus (UCS) and six studies in which lithium chloride (LiCl) was the UCS demonstrate that (a) exposure to the UCS prior to conditioning retards subsequent acquisition of learned taste aversions; (b) a single preconditioning UCS exposure is sufficient to attenuate conditioning; (c) the preconditioning UCS exposure must occur within a limited period prior to conditioning to attenuate learning; (d… CONTINUE READING