Accession Number : AD0440128

Title :   STIMULUS GENERALIZATION FOLLOWING MONOCULAR TRAINING IN THE RAT,

Corporate Author : OXFORD UNIV (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Muntz,W. R. A.

Report Date : 07 JAN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Sixty-four male hooded rats were trained monocularly to respond to a single stimulus in a Grice discrimination box. Different groups received 20 trials per day for 2, 3, or 5 days. After training generalization to a novel stimulus was tested, both while Ss were using the trained eye and while they were using the untrained eye. The amount of stimulus generalization was similar for both eyes, but the general response level was significantly lower while Ss were using the untrained eye. These findings agree with electrophysiological experiments reported on the cat. The steepness of the slope of the relationship between stimulus generalization and amount of training depended on the scoring method used. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRAINING, RATS), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, EYE, BRAIN, PSYCHOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE