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ERIC Number: EJ855926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Pheromone-Induced Olfactory Memory in Newborn Rabbits: Involvement of Consolidation and Reconsolidation Processes
Coureaud, Gerard; Languille, Solene; Schaal, Benoist; Hars, Bernard
Learning & Memory, v16 n8 p470-473 Aug 2009
Mammary pheromone (MP)-induced odor memory is a new model of appetitive memory functioning early in a mammal, the newborn rabbit. Some properties of this associative memory are analyzed by the use of anisomycin as an amnesic agent. Long-term memory (LTM) was impaired by anisomycin delivered immediately, but not 4 h after either acquisition or reactivation. Thus, the results suggest that this form of neonatal memory requires both consolidation and reconsolidation. By extending these notions to appetitive memory, the results reveal that consolidation and reconsolidation processes are characteristics of associative memories of positive events not only in the adult, but also in the newborn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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