Studied habituation of investigatory head poking in 15, 25, and 84-174 day old Sprague-Dawley albino rats. Rate of habituation was inversely related to age, and this relationship was unaffected by the introduction of response-contingent novel illumination. These data are in accord with other evidence for the course of development of a cholinergic inhibitory mechanism. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of comparative and physiological psychology|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1972|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- habituation of investigatory head poking, age &
- response-contingent novel illumination vs. cholinergic inhibitory mechanism, rat