Correlates of Heart-Rate Classical Conditioning in Curarized Rabbits

Arthur Yehle, George Dauth, Neil Schneiderman

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The dimensions of a 2 × 2 factorial design with 8 Ss per cell were injection of Flaxedil or saline, and paired or unpaired presentations of a tone CS and shock US. Rabbits, either immobilized by Flaxedil or run in the normal state, revealed reliable conditioning of heart-rate deceleration, blood pressure elevation, and neocortical desynchronization. The results suggested that the classically conditioned heart-rate deceleration is essentially autonomic, and that this heart-rate deceleration reflects a compensatory response to a sympathetically induced elevation in blood pressure. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-104
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1 1967


  • conditioned stimulus
  • curare
  • curarization
  • Flaxedil
  • heart-rate classical conditioning
  • rabbits
  • unconditioned stimulus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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