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Simple Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer (PIT).


Software requirements


Requires Whisker v2.0 or greater.


Data storage


Text-based output to disk.
ODBC data storage to a database (supplied).




Rudolf Cardinal (rudolf@pobox.com).




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Version history


Version 1.1: majority of development done under this number.
Version 2.0 (Aug-Sep 2002): default ODBC database facility; integrated HTML help
Version 2.1: fixed minor bug (unsaved dialogue parameters when picking ODBC database)
Version 2.2 (10 Dec 2002):
option to use stimulus as discriminative stimulus rather than true Pavlovian CS in the Pavlovian phase (specifically, as an SD indicating that nosepoking will be reinforced; instead of running an RT schedule, it's an RI schedule of reinforcing nosepoking) as requested by Pat di Ciano.
Also, option to have houselight off during CS but on at other times...
... and conversion to XML parameters.
Version 2.3 (22 Nov 2003): writes version number and compilation date to summary file.
Version 2.4 (16-21 June 2006) and v2.5 (22 June 2006): more flexible options for the stimuli; more options for neutral stimulus presentation in the Pavlovian phase; more options for the order of the transfer test; option for FI instrumental training.
Version 2.6 (27 June 2006). Houselight state at the end of the task was "leave as during the task"; now an option in its own right.
Version 2.7 (8 March 2007). Easier compilation for users.
Version 3.0 (12 Jan 2009). Server default changed from "loopback" to "localhost" (Windows Vista compatibility and more general standardization).