1This research was supported in part by research grant GB-1912 from the National Science Foundation, and a General Research Support Grant from the University of Minnesota. Reprints may be obtained from Dr. Travis Thompson, Psychiatry Research, Box 390 Mayo, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.
Unconditioned aggressive-display behavior elicited by the mirror image of a male Siamese Fighting Fish was brought under the control of a previously ineffective stimulus by classical conditioning. A stimulus light repeatedly paired with mirror presentation came to elicit the complex aggressive-behavior sequence. Relative rates of acquisition of four components of the display were compared. Fin erection and undulating movements were acquired most rapidly while gill-cover erection and frontal approach were acquired most slowly. A discriminative conditioning procedure revealed that the response was specifically elicited by the conditioned stimulus, and not a sensitization artifact.
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