I need a little help with some examples of how taste aversion differs from most other forms of classical conditioning.
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1. I need a little help with some examples of how taste aversion differs from most other forms of classical conditioning.
Taste aversion is "learning to avoid a food that makes you sick. The signal or CS is the taste of a food. The reflex that follows it is sickness. Organisms quickly learn to associate taste with sickness." (http://www.psywww.com/intropsych/ch05_conditioning/taste_aversion.html)
Because it differs from other examples of classical conditioning, taste aversion is interesting to researchers, and, in fact, it seems to deviate from several principles of classical conditioning including the following:
1. It emerges in full strength after only one CS-UCS pairing.
2. The CS-UCS gap is very long?up to six hours or more?yet the conditioning is strong.
3. The association is very selective. People associate the sickness with the odor or taste of a food, not with sights or sounds or other stimuli in the environment.
4. The learned response resists unlearning. http://www.psywww.com/intropsych/ch05_conditioning/taste_aversion.html
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EXTRA INFORMATION: (excerpt)
Taste aversion can occur ...
Examples of taste aversion are presented.