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ERIC Number: EJ1018741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Sensory Preconditioning in Newborn Rabbits: From Common to Distinct Odor Memories
Coureaud, Gerard; Tourat, Audrey; Ferreira, Guillaume
Learning & Memory, v20 n9 p453-458 Sep 2013
This study evaluated whether olfactory preconditioning is functional in newborn rabbits and based on joined or independent memory of odorants. First, after exposure to odorants A+B, the conditioning of A led to high responsiveness to odorant B. Second, responsiveness to B persisted after amnesia of A. Third, preconditioning was also functional with two overlapping pairs of odorants (A+B and B+C) and amnesia of one odorant did not affect memory of the others. Thus, incidental pairing of odorants allows reinforcement of one odorant to implicitly reinforce the others, the bond then vanishes, and the memory of each element becomes independent.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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