Response-contingent stimuli and DRL performance after septal lesions in rats

Steve H Hobbs, Bradford N. Bunnell, Peter G. Henke

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to assess the effectiveness of providing response-contingent stimuli in improving the performance of rats with septal lesions on a DRL schedule of reinforcement. Groups of operated and control animals were given no stimulus, a light flash, or footshock in conjunction with all noncriterion lever presses. Footshock, but not light, was found to substantially ameliorate the lesion-induced DRL deficit. Improved schedule efficiency appeared to result from the punishing aspects of the shock and not to a response-feedback function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-458
Number of pages6
JournalBrain Research Bulletin
Volume1
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

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Keywords

  • DRL schedule
  • Response suppression
  • Septal lesions

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Response-contingent stimuli and DRL performance after septal lesions in rats. / Hobbs, Steve H; Bunnell, Bradford N.; Henke, Peter G.

In: Brain Research Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 5, 01.01.1976, p. 453-458.

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Hobbs, Steve H ; Bunnell, Bradford N. ; Henke, Peter G. / Response-contingent stimuli and DRL performance after septal lesions in rats. In: Brain Research Bulletin. 1976 ; Vol. 1, No. 5. pp. 453-458.
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