Passive Avoidance Training in the Chick
The young chick is a particularly appropriate model for the study of the cell biology of learning and memory. Work from our laboratory during the last 5 years has shown that, following a simple one-trial learning task in the day-old chick, region- specific synaptic events, measurable biochemically and morphologically, occur. These events are summarized herein, and evidence is discussed suggesting that they are not merely nonspecific concomitants of learning but are part of the biological language in which memory is coded in the central nervous system.
KeywordsPassive Avoidance Forebrain Base Synaptic Membrane Young Chick Chick Brain
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