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The purpose of this exercise

is to show the steps involved in classical conditioning of proboscis extension in restrained honey bees. For detailed instructions and demonstrations appropriate for the classroom see Abramson (Invertebrate learning: A laboratory manual, Published by the American Psychological Association, 1990).


There are six sections to this experiment.


  1. Collecting the bees

  2. Putting the bees in tubes

  3. Preparing the scents

  4. Preparing the US

  5. In the harness

  6. Sample conditioning data

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