Development of animal psychophysics technique for determining of hydrobios chemical sensitivity



The initial, intermediate and final version of techniques of animal psychophysics are presented. Their critical analysis and gradual modification eventually allowed to develop a version, which is adequate for determining the limits and laws of the chemosensitivity of fish and other hydrobios. Analysis of the shortcomings of the original and intermediate versions of this technique can help in the development of other techniques of animal psychophysics.

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Keywords: psychophysical method of constant stimuli, ethological habituation-discrimination test, sensation, recognition and discrimination of chemical stimuli in hydrobios

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For citation: Selivanova L.A. Development of animal psychophysics technique for determining of hydrobios chemical sensitivity. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2016. Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 105–120. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2016090410. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Lyubov A. Selivanova, PhD in Psychology, Junior Research Associate, A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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