Recall (versus recognition) of taste and immunization against aversive taste anticipations based on illness

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Science  15 Aug 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4458, pp. 831-833
DOI: 10.1126/science.7403850


Two experiments show that, after taste-aversion conditioning, rats can use external retrieval cues to recall or anticipate the aversive taste solution and avoid its location without making contact with the flavor. They also show that the rat's avoidance of a conditioned aversive taste and its consumption of the aversive flavored solution can be attenuated by giving it prior runway training in which taste reward is given inconsistently on a partial reinforcement schedule.