Pavlovian Conditioning of the Tickle Response of Human Subjects: Temporal and Delay Conditioning

@article{Newman1993PavlovianCO,
  title={Pavlovian Conditioning of the Tickle Response of Human Subjects: Temporal and Delay Conditioning},
  author={B. Newman and M. O'Grady and C. Ryan and N. S. Hemmes},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  year={1993},
  volume={77},
  pages={779 - 785}
}
Previous studies of the human response to a tickle have demonstrated that subjects will respond to a gesture that signals the onset of a tickle in the same way as to a tickle. Researchers have described this anticipatory response as an “expectation.” In the current study, we investigated, from the Pavlovian framework, the response to a verbal stimulus preceding the tickle stimulus. We exposed subjects to experimental phases which included the Neutral Stimulus Alone, 100% Pairing of the Neutral… Expand
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