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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 1998 May-Jun;48(3):405-9.

[The interaction of the dominant and the conditioned reflex in the dynamics of the generalization phenomenon].

[Article in Russian]

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Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.


In dogs the generalization reaction to the stimuli of the same modality was observed with equal intensity both at the early and late stages of conditioning, while no generalization was observed to stimuli of different modalities. With increase in the level of the alimentary motivation the generalization reaction began to be recorded to stimuli of different modality. Thus, the spread and intensity of generalization depends on the strength of motivation. The persistence of generalization suggests that the dominant which underlies the generalization phenomenon is retained for a long time and can exist in parallel with the stable conditioned reflex.

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