Identification of stimuli and input pathways mediating food-attraction conditioning in the snail, Helix

@article{Friedrich1998IdentificationOS,
  title={Identification of stimuli and input pathways mediating food-attraction conditioning in the snail, Helix},
  author={Andrea M. Friedrich and Thomas Teyke},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={1998},
  volume={183},
  pages={247-254}
}
Snails become conditioned by a single feeding episode to locate foods which they were unable to locate prior to feeding. To identify which of the different stimulus parameters of the food mediate learning, snails were presented with isolated stimulus components during feeding and re-tested the next day for their ability to locate the food. None of the individual components was sufficient to promote conditioning. Odor combined with a bulk stimulus conditioned the animals, as indicated by their… CONTINUE READING