Simultaneous and successive associations in sensory preconditioning.

  title={Simultaneous and successive associations in sensory preconditioning.},
  author={Robert Rescorla},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes},
  volume={6 3},
  • Robert Rescorla
  • Published 1980 in
    Journal of experimental psychology. Animal…
Four experiments used a novel stimulus sequence to compare simultaneous and sequential associations among neutral stimuli in a sensory preconditioning procedure. In Experiments 1, 2, and 4, rats received a sequence of the form AB-B' in which A was simultaneous with B but sequential with B'. Subsequently, either B or B' was conditioned, and the response to A assessed. This procedure matches the context of A's presentation in comparing its sequential association with B' and its simultaneous… CONTINUE READING