Accession Number : AD0663160

Title :   CROSS-MODAL GENERALIZATION IN HUMAN SKELETAL AND AUTONOMIC CLASSICAL CONDITIONING.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Furedy,John J.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The extent of cross-modal generalization (CMG) was examined under identical and non-identical reinforcement schedules for tone and light as the two CSs. In Exp. I, the skeletal eyelid response of 128 Ss was conditioned with a 500-msec. CS-UCS interval, where an infra-orbital shock served as UCS. Exp. II employed a 1-sec. CS-UCS interval for 128 Ss with a forearm shock as UCS, and GSR, digital volume pulse change (VPC), heart rate, and respiration as the autonomic responses. Both experiments included groups of 64 Ss run as controls for conditioning, and this was reliably obtained in Exp. I. In addition, CMG in the eyelid CR was a reliable function of the reinforcement-schedule manipulation, as well as of within- and between-Ss manipulations of UCS intensity. In Exp. II, only the GSR and the VPC responses indicated reliable conditioning, but even with these responses the other factors shown to be effective in Exp. I did not produce reliable differences. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONDITIONED RESPONSE, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY), AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), PULSE RATE, RESPIRATION, GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, CANADA

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE