Avoidance Learning and Relearning as a Function of Shuttlebox Dimensions

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Science  02 Sep 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3427, pp. 620-621
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3427.620


Rats in a low-ceiling shuttlebox initially show a lower level of learning than rats in a high-ceiling box. After an hour's interruption of conditioning the performance of animals in low-ceiling boxes improves and avoidance is slightly more efficient than in the unimproved performance of animals in high-ceiling boxes. Box height also interacts significantly with length of box.