Odor matching and odor memory in the rat.

  title={Odor matching and odor memory in the rat.},
  author={X. C. Lu and Burton M. Slotnick and A M Silberberg},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={53 4},
To assess olfactory matching-to-sample learning, rats were exposed to two odors separated by a 1-s presentation of clean air. If, and only if, the odors were identical, a response produced a water reinforcer. High levels of performance were maintained over a series of 10 novel three-odor matching-to-sample problems on this conditional go/no-go discrimination procedure. In general, performance accuracy improved over problems and errorless or near errorless performance on many stimulus… CONTINUE READING