An empirical analysis of the super-latent inhibition effect

L. G. De La Casa*, R. E. Lubow

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Abstract

In three conditioned taste aversion experiments, we examined the roles of several variables in producing super-latent inhibition (LI). This effect, greater LI after a long interval than after a short interval between the conditioning and the test stages (De la Casa & Lubow, 2000), was shown to increase with the number of stimulus preexposures (0, 2, or 4; Experiment 1) and with the length of the delay interval (1, 7, 14, or 21 days; Experiment 2). Furthermore, super-LI was obtained when the delay interval was introduced between the conditioning and the test stages (Experiments 1 and 2), but not when it was introduced between the preexposure and the conditioning stages (Experiment 3). The results are discussed in relation to interference explanations of LI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-120
Number of pages9
JournalAnimal Learning and Behavior
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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