Stress enhances excitatory trace eyeblink conditioning and opposes acquisition of inhibitory conditioning.

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Exposure to a brief, stressful event is reported to facilitate classical eyeblink conditioning in the male rat (Rattus norvegicus) by use of a delay paradigm in which the conditioned stimulus (CS) and unconditioned stimulus (US) overlap and coterminate. This study examined the effects of stress on trace conditioning, a task in which the CS and US were… (More)

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