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Title: Investigating perceptual learning with textured stimuli in rats
Author: Montuori, Luke Michael
ISNI:       0000 0004 5915 1356
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2015
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In this thesis I present a series of experiments that aimed to examine the effect of experience on the subsequent discriminability of similar stimuli. It has oft been observed that preexposure to stimuli enhances the rate at which a discrimination with similar stimuli will progress, or will reduce the amount of generalisation that occurs to similar stimuli following training. In animals, this effect has typically been studied using the conditioned taste aversion paradigm. Here, I describe a novel experimental method whereby animals learn to discriminate between textured stimuli, and do so differentially based on their previous experience with textures.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology