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To: Jyotishi

Bet it wouldn’t work in somebody who’d never drunk beer before.


3 posted on 04/20/2013 5:38:42 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Exactly. The dopamine is likely released as a Pavlovian response based upon the taste and then anticipation of the effect of the alcohol in the beer.

Sheesh. How much did this study cost us?


6 posted on 04/20/2013 5:40:44 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Correct. Classical conditioning (not operant). Would have been a huge surprise if this DIDN’T happen in conditioned drinkers. No reason whatsoever to do this study unless subjects who had never drank alcohol were included.


38 posted on 04/20/2013 8:19:15 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Sherman Logan
Bet it wouldn’t work in somebody who’d never drunk beer before.

My thoughts too - the aroma of a cheeseburger makes me drool much like Pavlov's dogs did when hit with a stimulus that was tied to another stimulus...

48 posted on 04/21/2013 5:25:41 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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