Facilitation of instrumental avoidance learning by amphetamine: An analysis

@article{Kulkarni1968FacilitationOI,
  title={Facilitation of instrumental avoidance learning by amphetamine: An analysis},
  author={A. S. Kulkarni},
  journal={Psychopharmacologia},
  year={1968},
  volume={13},
  pages={418-425}
}
d-Amphetamine sulfate (1 mg/kg) was studied for its effect on acquisition (learning) of a conditioned avoidance response. Acquisition consisted of a single session of 700 trials in a Skinner box. A light and a noise (CS—conditioned stimulus) were presented for 15 sec ending in a brief shock (UCS—unconditioned stimulus) thus completing one trial. Avoidance responses, incorrect responses (when the CS was off) and wrong lever responses were recorded in blocks of 50 trials. The increase in the… CONTINUE READING