Transfer Following Operant Conditioning in the Curarized Dog

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Science  13 Jan 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3759, pp. 201-203
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3759.201


Dogs were trained to press a pedal to avoid shock. They were then operantly reinforced for making or for refraining from making a series of electromyographic responses while almost completely curarized. Tests after recovery from curarization showed that operant conditioning under curare influenced the original pedal-press response.