The "prawn-in-the-tube" procedure in the cuttlefish: habituation or passive avoidance learning?

  title={The "prawn-in-the-tube" procedure in the cuttlefish: habituation or passive avoidance learning?},
  author={V{\'e}ronique Agin and Raymond Chichery and Ludovic Dickel and Marie-Paule Chichery},
  journal={Learning & memory},
  volume={13 1},
This study examines whether or not habituation contributes to the regulation of the inhibition of predatory behavior observed during the "prawn-in-the-tube" training procedure. When presented with prawns that are visible behind glass but untouchable, cuttlefish promptly learn to inhibit their capture attempts. The first three experiments demonstrated that the acquired response in the course of training cannot be dishabituated. The fourth experiment demonstrated that the repeated application of… CONTINUE READING

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