Familiarity-based stimulus generalization of conditioned suppression
Robinson, Jasper; Whitt, Emma; Jones, Peter M.
Peter M. Jones
We report that stimulus novelty/familiarity is able to modulate stimulus generalization and discuss the theoretical implications of novelty/familiarity coding. Rats in Skinner boxes received clicker → shock pairings before generalization testing to a tone. Before clicker training, different groups of rats received preexposure treatments designed to systematically modulate the clicker and the tone's novelty and familiarity. Rats whose preexposure matched novelty/familiarity (i.e., either both or neither clicker and tone were pre-exposed) showed enhanced suppression to the tone relative to rats whose preexposure mixed novelty/familiarity (i.e., only clicker or tone was pre-exposed). This was not the result of sensory preconditioning to clicker and tone.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2017|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition|
|Publisher||American Psychological Association|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Robinson, J., Whitt, E., & Jones, P. M. (2017). Familiarity-based stimulus generalization of conditioned suppression. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 43(2), https://doi.org/10.1037/xan0000134|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0|
|Additional Information||This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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