Avoidance Sessions as Aversive Events

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Science  28 Apr 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4033, pp. 430-432
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4033.430


Rats living continuously in conditioning chambers were permitted to work for food before and after their daily avoidance sessions. The avoidance procedure disrupted this responding reinforced by food, a result that indicates conditioned suppression on a time scale much greater than that previously studied in nonhuman animals.