Interaction of Learning and Memory with Age in the Rat
This paper focuses on three issues which are important when rodents-rats or mice-are used in studying learning and memory and their interaction with the process of aging. A first question is: what data are now available in the literature? A second issue is primarily methodological and speaks to the question of the validity and generality of existing and future data in this area. The last consideration is the implication animal studies of learning, memory, and aging have for work at the human level.
KeywordsRetention Interval Avoidance Response Training Trial Performance Decrement Dark Compartment
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