Morphological Studies of Plasticity in the Chick Forebrain Following Passive Avoidance Training

  • Michael G. Stewart
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)


The paradigm of one-trial passive avoidance training (PAL), in which day-old chicks are trained to avoid pecking at a bright bead coated with an aversive tasting substance such as methyl anthranilate (MeA), has been used extensively in our laboratory as a model for the cellular correlates of memory formation. Autoradiographic studies with 2-deoxyglucose have indicated an elevation in incorporation of radioactivity in 3 regions of the forebrain in MeA-trained birds compared to those of water trained controls (W-control); (1) the medial hyperstriatum ventrale (MHV), (2) the palaeostriatum augmentatum (PA) and (3) the lobus parolfactorius (LPO).


Memory Formation Autoradiographic Study Hemispheric Asymmetry Spherical Vesicle Chick Brain 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael G. Stewart
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  1. 1.Brain Research GroupThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUSA

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