Avoidance Conditioning and Alcohol Consumption in Rhesus Monkeys

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Science  22 Jul 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3421, pp. 223-224
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3421.223


Measures of intake of water and of a solution of 20-percent alcohol in water were determined in rhesus monkeys before, during, and after avoidance training. Alcohol consumption increased during, and decreased after, avoidance sessions. Water intake remained the same or decreased during avoidance sessions and stayed at this level after the sessions.