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Neural and Behavioural Plasticity: The Use of the Domestic Chick as a Model

R. J. Andrew


A great deal is now known about the cellular changes that take place in neural circuits and, over the past twenty years, the chick has proved to be an invaluable model for work on memory formation. The prior experience of the chick is controllable in a way that is impossible to match in any other vertebrate, and the pharmacology and phases of memory formation are better established. In addition, the anatomy of the chick brain is now well established, allowing valuable comparisons with animal models. This book reviews all the main aspects of work on learning and plasticity in behaviour and neur ... More

Keywords: cellular changes, neural circuits, chick, memory formation, pharmacology, animal models, neural mechanisms, development of behaviour, lateralization of function, experimental model

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Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198521846
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. J. Andrew, editor
University of Sussex

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Part I Introduction to the use of the chick in experiment

13 Stages in memory formation: a review

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15 Stages of memory formation in the chick: findings and problems

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17 Hormones and the timing of phases of memory formation

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