Pavlovian influences on goal-directed behavior in mice: The role of cue-reinforcer relations

Hans S. Crombag, Ezequiel M. Galarce, Peter C. Holland

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Abstract

Two experiments refined procedures to study Pavlovian influences on goal-directed behavior in mice and studied the effects of CS-US relations in Pavlovian-instrumental interactions. Independent groups of mice underwent Pavlovian training to associate either a 10-sec or 2-min auditory stimulus (CS) with reward. We next assessed the ability of the response-contingent CS presentations to reinforce novel instrumental responding (conditioned reinforcement; CRf) or the ability of noncontingent CS presentations to increase ongoing instrumental responding (Pavlovian-instrumental transfer; PIT). Whereas 10-sec training conditions produced strong CRf (and no PIT), 2-min training conditions produced robust PIT (but no CRf).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalLearning and Memory
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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