The role of small changes in the acoustic environment in modifying the startle reflex.

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When either the intensity or frequency spectrum of an approximately 70-db. SPL narrow-band noise was abruptly changed by a small amount, the rat's response to a startle stimulus presented 64 msec later was inhibited. When similar small frequency changes preceded the startle stimulus by ony 5 msec, the latency of the startle response was reduced, but even… (More)

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@article{Marsh1975TheRO, title={The role of small changes in the acoustic environment in modifying the startle reflex.}, author={Rodney Marsh and Henry Hoffman and C L Stitt and Glenn M. Schwartz}, journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Animal behavior processes}, year={1975}, volume={1 3}, pages={235-44} }