Effects of context on responding during a compound stimulus.

@article{Darby1995EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of context on responding during a compound stimulus.},
  author={Richard J Darby and John M S Pearce},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={143-54}
}
In 4 experiments, the authors used rats to examine the strength of responding during a clicker-tone compound in the presence of a light, after the auditory stimuli had individually been paired with food in the presence of the same light. Experiment 1 demonstrated a higher rate of responding during the compound when the duration of the light was short rather than long. In Experiments 2, 3, and 4, the long duration light was used as a signal for food in a conditional discrimination involving the… CONTINUE READING