An analysis of associative learning in a terrestrial mollusc - I. Higher-order conditioning, blocking and a transient US pre-exposure effect

Christie Sahley, Jerry W. Rudy, Alan Gelperin

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Abstract

We have recently demonstrated that associative learning can play an important role in the regulation of food selection behavior of Limax maximus, a terrestrial mollusc. The tendency of Limax to approach a normally attractive odor generated by a food source such as carrot or potato can be markedly reduced if exposure to that odor is paired with exposure to a bitter taste (quinidine sulfate). We now report that variables known to influence associative learning by vertebrates (the operations of a second-order conditioning procedure, blocking and US-pre-exposure) similarly influence associative learning by Limax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Comparative Physiology □ A
Volume144
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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