Abstract: Conditioned flavor aversion was examined (...). Cold water immersion for 2.5, 5, and 10 min led to body temperature decreases of approximately 4.5, 7, and 10°C, respectively. Rats whose body temperatures were reduced 4.5, 7, and 10°C displayed conditioned aversions (...). These results were interpreted in terms of a cold-induced slowing of a biochemical clock that may uniquely govern specific timing processes involved in associative learning over long delays, such as long-trace conditioned flavor aversion, learned safety, and certain types of learning that involve an extensive time lapse (e.g., extinction of fear).
- Low Body Temperature, Time Dilation, And Long-Trace Conditioned Flavor Aversion In Rats, Misanin J.R., Anderson M.J., Christianson J.P., Collins M.M., Goodhart M.G., Rushanan S.G., Hinderliter C.F., 2002.28
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