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Memory, Imprinting, and the BrainAn Inquiry into Mechanisms$
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Gabriel Horn

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780198521563

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521563.001.0001

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Imprinting and associative learning

Imprinting and associative learning

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Memory, Imprinting, and the Brain

Gabriel Horn

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines whether lesions of the IMHV impair associative learning in chicks. Visually conspicuous objects serve (i) as unconditioned stimuli eliciting approach to visually naïve chicks; (ii) as reinforcers; and (iii) to initiate processes leading to the formation of neural representations of objects. In tests bilateral lesions of IMHV did not interfere with functions (i) and (ii). The lesions impaired object recognition memory (iii) without impairing certain forms of associative learning.

Keywords:   IMHV, lesions, brain, chicks, object recognition, memory

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