Conditioning with taste as the CS in conditioned flavor preference learning

Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Martin J. Hunter, Sandra A. Lyn

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Abstract

There appear to be unconditioned affective reactions to the four basic tastes: liking for sweet and salt and disliking for sour and bitter. We attempted to modify these reactions by pairing the tastes with calories and with sweeter tastes. Differing sucrose concentrations were ineffective in reversing the preference for salt over citric acid or for saccharin over quinine. We could, however, reverse the preference for salt over citric acid, producing an actual preference for sour over salt, by using sucrose and saccharin as the reinforcers. The initial reactions to tastes could also be modified by reducing the initial difference in affect produced by the tastes through mixing both tastes with sucrose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-436
Number of pages10
JournalAnimal Learning and Behavior
Volume25
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Capaldi, E. D., Hunter, M. J., & Lyn, S. A. (1997). Conditioning with taste as the CS in conditioned flavor preference learning. Animal Learning and Behavior, 25(4), 427-436.

Conditioning with taste as the CS in conditioned flavor preference learning. / Capaldi, Elizabeth D.; Hunter, Martin J.; Lyn, Sandra A.

In: Animal Learning and Behavior, Vol. 25, No. 4, 1997, p. 427-436.

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Capaldi, ED, Hunter, MJ & Lyn, SA 1997, 'Conditioning with taste as the CS in conditioned flavor preference learning', Animal Learning and Behavior, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 427-436.
Capaldi, Elizabeth D. ; Hunter, Martin J. ; Lyn, Sandra A. / Conditioning with taste as the CS in conditioned flavor preference learning. In: Animal Learning and Behavior. 1997 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 427-436.
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