Cognitive Factors in the Extinction of the Conditioned Eyelid Response in Humans

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Science  14 Jun 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3572, pp. 1224-1225
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3572.1224


Rate of extinction of the conditioned eyelid response in humans is a function of the degree of discriminability of the procedural changes that occur with shift from acquisition to extinction. Extinction is greatly retarded when these changes are minimized or the subject is distracted by another task.