Long-term habituation to repeated loud noise is impaired by relatively short interstressor intervals in rats.

@article{Masini2008LongtermHT,
  title={Long-term habituation to repeated loud noise is impaired by relatively short interstressor intervals in rats.},
  author={Cher V. Masini and Heidi E. W. Day and Serge Campeau},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={210-23}
}
The phenomenon of spaced (longer intertrial interval) compared with massed (shorter intertrial interval) training leading to better long-term habituation and associative learning is well documented. However, the effects of intertrial intervals on response habituation to repeated stress exposures have not been previously examined. The present experiments found that massed (six 30-min exposures of 95 dB white noise in 6 hr) and spaced (one 30-min exposure daily for 6 days) noise exposures led to… CONTINUE READING