Effects of interpolated stimulation on retention of habituation in the earthworm
Journal of General Psychology
The effects of light stimulation interpolated during a rest interval were studied in a three-phase investigation of retention of habituation of the contraction response to air puff in the earthworm, L. terrestris (N = 48). Worms were assigned 16 per group to three conditions (zero, 24, or 48 air puffs) in Phase 1; half were given five stimulations of white light, and the others rested in Phase 2; in Phase 3 all animals received air puffs to habituation criterion. Results showed that original habituation with air puff decreased responses to light, and habituation with light decreased responses to air puff in Phase 3. Thus evidence indicated intermodal stimulus generalization of habituation, but not dishabituation. © 1979 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Glanville, Bradley B.; Gilpin, Andrew R.; and Ratner, Stanley C., "Effects of interpolated stimulation on retention of habituation in the earthworm" (1979). Faculty Publications. 4989.