second-order conditioning

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the use of a previously successfully conditioned stimulus as the unconditioned stimulus for further conditioning.
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Also, function transfer from A to B does not require pairing A with B, since transfer can occur through networks of indirect stimulus pairings (AC and CB for example), as in second-order conditioning and sensory preconditioning (e.
Temporal integration in second-order conditioning and sensory preconditioning.
Spatial contiguity facilitates Pavlovian second-order conditioning.
Second-order conditioning is similar to sensory preconditioning but the temporal order of the two training phases is reversed (see Rescorla, 1980, for a review).
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