Cellular Mechanisms of Classical Conditioning

  • Bernard G. Schreurs
  • Daniel L. Alkon

Abstract

The search for the cellular mechanisms of learning and memory has fostered the development of a large number of model systems, preparations that demonstrate learning and are tractable to biological analyses. We examine briefly the history and status of classical conditioning as a means of studying the biological basis of associative learning. Several model systems, including Aplysia, Hermissenda, Drosophila, and the rabbit nictitating membrane response, are examined for their ability to demonstrate associative learning when classical conditioning procedures are employed. The cellular mechanisms of learning and memory are assessed in light of the types of behavior change that these model systems exhibit.

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