publication . Article . 2005

Alcohol Ataxia Tolerance: Extinction Cues, Spontaneous Recovery, and Relapse

Brooks, Douglas C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This article reviews ethanol ataxic tolerance experiments with rats that investigate spontaneous recovery after extinction and how extinction-related cues reduce this recovery. Tolerance to the effects of many drugs including ethanol is partly the result of Pavlovian conditioning. Tolerance to the ataxic (and other) effects of ethanol depends critically upon the circumstances in which the drug is administered. Tolerance shows other characteristics common in Pavlovian conditioning, e.g.,. it can be extinguished and is subject to spontaneous recovery. The analogy of spontaneous recovery to instances of relapse in humans potentially makes such spontaneous recovery ...
Subjects
free text keywords: International Journal of Comparative Psychology, Behavior, Behaviour, Learning, Behavioral Taxonomy, Cognition, Cognitive Processes, Conditioning, Alcohol, Ataxia, Tolerance, Extinction, Cues, Spontaneous Recovery, Recovery, Rat
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