We demonstrated a sensory preconditioning in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. An appetitive sucrose solution (a conditioned stimulus: CS1) and weak vibration (another conditioned stimulus: CS2) were first associated, and then the CS2 and an aversive KCl solution (an unconditioned stimulus: UCS) were done. To build the conditioning, two different training procedures, spaced and massed, were examined. After the both training, the sensory preconditioning was built: significantly fewer feeding response to the CS1 became elicited; slower latency to the first bite to the CS1 was induced. No significant differences on the memory retention between these training procedures were found in the sensory preconditioning.
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