Mechanisms of Radiation-Induced Conditioned Taste Aversion Learning
ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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The literature on taste aversion learning is reviewed and discussed, with particular emphasis on those studies that have used exposure to ionizing radiation as an unconditioned stimulus to produce a conditioned taste aversion. The primary aim of the review is to attempt to define the mechanisms that lead to the initiation of the taste aversion response following exposure to ionizing radiation. Studies using drug treatments to produce a taste aversion have been included to the extent that they are relevant to understanding the mechanisms by which exposure to ionizing radiation can affect the bahavior of the organism. Keywords Ionizing radiation, Conditioned taste aversion, Lithium chloride, Behavior, Reprints.