Pavlovian influences on goal-directed behavior in mice: the role of cue-reinforcer relations.

@article{Crombag2008PavlovianIO,
  title={Pavlovian influences on goal-directed behavior in mice: the role of cue-reinforcer relations.},
  author={Hans S. Crombag and Ezequiel M Galarce and Peter C. Holland},
  journal={Learning & memory},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={299-303}
}
Two experiments refined procedures to study Pavlovian influences on goal-directed behavior in mice and studied the effects of CS-US relations in Pavlovian-instrumental interactions. Independent groups of mice underwent Pavlovian training to associate either a 10-sec or 2-min auditory stimulus (CS) with reward. We next assessed the ability of the response-contingent CS presentations to reinforce novel instrumental responding (conditioned reinforcement; CRf) or the ability of noncontingent CS… CONTINUE READING