Uncertainty of trial timing enhances acquisition of conditioned eyeblinks in anxiety vulnerable individuals.

@article{Allen2016UncertaintyOT,
  title={Uncertainty of trial timing enhances acquisition of conditioned eyeblinks in anxiety vulnerable individuals.},
  author={Michael Todd Allen and Catherine Myers and Richard J. Servatius},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2016},
  volume={304},
  pages={86-91}
}
Recent work has found that behaviorally inhibited (BI) individuals exhibit enhanced eyeblink conditioning in omission and yoked training as well as with schedules of partial reinforcement. We hypothesized that spacing CS-US paired trials over a longer period of time by extending and varying the inter-trial interval (ITI) would facilitate learning. All participants completed the Adult Measure of Behavioural Inhibition (AMBI) and were grouped as behaviorally inhibited (BI) and non-behaviorally… CONTINUE READING