Time of day-dependent latent inhibition of conditioned taste aversions in rats

Tatiana Manrique, Andrés Molero, M. Angeles Ballesteros, Ignacio Morón, Milagros Gallo, Andre A. Fenton

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We have determined that the temporal context of drinking can modulate latent inhibition of learned saline aversions in Wistar rats by changing the time of day of drinking of the preexposure and conditioning phases. Latent inhibition was absent in the group preexposed and conditioned to saline at different times of the day, but not in the group that was preexposed and conditioned at the same time of day. The results confirm a previous report that the time of day can modulate taste aversion learning independently of other environmental cues. It is proposed that the features and duration of the habituation training to the temporal contexts used may be critical for time-dependent latent inhibition to appear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalNeurobiology of Learning and Memory
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2004


  • Context
  • Latent inhibition
  • Learning
  • Rat
  • Taste aversion
  • Time of day

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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