Latent inhibition and contextual associations.

  title={Latent inhibition and contextual associations.},
  author={Martha Isabel Escobar and Francisco Arcediano and Ralph R. Miller},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  volume={28 2},
Attenuated responding to a conditioned stimulus (CS) after preexposure to that CS (latent inhibition) has traditionally been attributed to reductions in CS associability. Alternatively, CS-context associations formed during CS preexposure later interfere with the acquisition or expression of CS-outcome associations. Three lick suppression experiments with rats contrasted these accounts. Presumably, exposure to the context attenuates the CS-context association without altering CS associability… CONTINUE READING

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