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Habituation of the shortening reflex in the medicinal leech.

Abstract:

The shortening reflex was elicited in food-sated Hirudo medicinalis by light flashes delivered at 20-s intervals over a 40-trial session. The reflex was enhanced if animals were stored at 5-7 degrees C rather than 20 degrees C. Short-term, that is, within-sessions, habituation was readily observed. Dishabituation could be produced by a single electric shock at Trial 30. However, the shock also enhanced responding when delivered before Trial 1 (sensitization). No long-term, that is, between-se...

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10.1037//0735-7044.99.2.333

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Behavioral neuroscience More from this journal
Volume:
99
Issue:
2
Pages:
333-341
Publication date:
1985-04-01
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EISSN:
1939-0084
ISSN:
0735-7044
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English
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pubs:15579
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15579
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2012-12-19

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