Applications of ConditioningLearning
Dishabituation of a Rats Startle Response
Here we see a rat that has undergone habituation to a loud noise (indicated by a yellow X). After two trials, a different loud noise is presented (a door slamming, indicated by a red circle). The habituated response briefly returns upon presentation of the original loud noise.
Would the dishabituation occur if the extraneous stimulus was visual rather than auditory?