Group Title: analysis of spontaneous and conditioned eyelid response magnitude in Macacca mulatta
Title: An Analysis of spontaneous and conditioned eyelid response magnitude in Macacca mulatta
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Title: An Analysis of spontaneous and conditioned eyelid response magnitude in Macacca mulatta
Physical Description: viii, 144 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Dunn, Richard Sherwood, 1940- ( Dissertant )
Pennypacker, H. S. ( Thesis advisor )
Webb, W. B. ( Reviewer )
Gunnell, B. M. ( Reviewer )
Krug, F. A. ( Reviewer )
Burns, James F. ( Reviewer )
Jones, E. Ruffin ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1969
Copyright Date: 1969
Subjects / Keywords: Eyelid conditioning   ( lcsh )
Monkeys   ( lcsh )
Psychology thesis Ph. D   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Psychology -- UF   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
Abstract: Two experiments on a group of four rhesus monkeys studied spontaneous and conditioned eyelid behavior, and evaluated Blink Magnitude as a dependent variable. In the first of these a standard conditioning treatment was employed, consisting of one free recording session, five acquisition sessions and two extinction sessions. Fifty trials were administered in each daily session. The results showed no systematic effect on spontaneous blinking related to either the conditioning treatment or the overall experimental procedure. Conditioning was observed and Response Magnitude was seen to compare favorably with Frequency of Responding as a measure of response strength. The second experiment obtained differential conditioning to auditory CSs , to visual CSs , and to mixed blocks of auditory and visual CSs. When auditory and visual cues were presented together in a special test sequence, summation was observed; and the advantages of response magnitude over frequency in detecting this effect were demonstrated. The results of both experiments were discussed in relation to other studies of eyelid conditioning In monkeys and humans and some Implications for later research were considered.
Thesis: Thesis - University of Florida.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 140-143.
Additional Physical Form: Also available on World Wide Web
General Note: Manuscript copy.
General Note: Vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00097756
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000559388
oclc - 13483476
notis - ACY4844


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