Interplay of Instinct with Learning

  1. Conditioned taste aversion occurs when an animal associates the taste of a certain food with symptoms caused by a toxic, spoiled, or poisonous substance.
  2. Sauce-Bernaise syndrome refers to a conditioned taste aversion that sometimes occurs when the associated sickness was merely coincidental and not related to the substance that caused the sickness.
  3. Instinctive drift is the tendency of an animal to revert to instinctive behaviors that interfere with a conditioned response.