The effect of prior ethanol experience on ethanol-induced saccharin aversions

Robert F Berman, Dale S. Cannon

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Conditioned saccharin aversions in rats were produced using ethanol as the illness-producing agent. Such aversions were shown to be dose dependent and were attenuated by prior ethanol experience. The attenuated aversion in ethanol experienced rats was interpreted to be the result of the development of tolerance to ethanol. It is suggested that the taste-illness conditioning paradigm provides a useful index of the reinforcing properties of ethanol intoxication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1041-1044
Number of pages4
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes


  • Conditioned saccharin aversions
  • Ethanol
  • Rats
  • Tolerance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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