Classical nictitating membrane conditioning in the awake, normal, restrained cat

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  03 Jun 1977:
Vol. 196, Issue 4294, pp. 1124-1126
DOI: 10.1126/science.870974


Present knowledge of its central nervous system makes the cat a desirable subject for studies of brain-behavior relationships. Response frequencies and latency characteristics in conditioning and control groups indicate that the response of the nictitating membrane can be classically conditioned in a new restraint system in which detailed brain and behavior measures can be easily obtained.