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Category Archives: Rodent Studies
Maasberg, D.W., Shelley, L.E., Gracian, E.I., Gilbert, P.E. (2011). Age-Related Differences in the Anticipation of Future Rewards. Behavioral Brain Research, 223, 371-375.
As previously mentioned, the deficits associated with the aging brain can be very difficult to generalize. Even within the distribution of healthy aging (i.e., aging without any neuropathologies such as Alzheimer’s disease or Lewy body dementia) there is a great … Continue reading
Natural exploration is of particular importance when considering animal behavior, as it is the means by which animals gather information about their environment, discover available resources, and identify potential threats. Furthermore, a number of studies have shown that tasks utilizing … Continue reading
The medial temporal lobe contains a set of structures that are essential to the acquisition and organization of new memories as well as the reception of highly processed sensory information (Balakrishnan, Bousquet & Honavar, 1999; Squire, Stark & Clark, 2004). … Continue reading
The process of detecting environmental novelty and the process of recognition memory are very similar behavioral events; however, they do require a distinction (Medina & Lisberger, 2008; Eichenbaum, Yonelinas & Ranganath, 2007; Eichenbaum & Lipton, 2008). To recognize something as … Continue reading