Imprinting by Force

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Science  09 Nov 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3541, pp. 680-681
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3541.680


An experiment was performed to determine the effect on imprinting strength of forcing the following response during the critical period in chicks. Results of the procedures used indicate that although imprinting occurred with forced following, it was not as strong as it is when the following is voluntary.