Who needs a Hippocampus? The role of the Avian Hippocampus in Serial Order Behaviour and Temporal Discriminations
|dc.identifier.citation||Wilson, A. (2017). Who needs a Hippocampus? The role of the Avian Hippocampus in Serial Order Behaviour and Temporal Discriminations (Thesis, Master of Science). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/7614||en|
|dc.description.abstract||The avian hippocampus is a functional homologue of the mammalian hippocampus. Damage to the hippocampus in both birds and mammals impairs performance on spatial tasks and generally leaves performance on non-spatial tasks unaffected. In the current study, control and hippocampal-lesioned pigeons were trained on 4-item serial order tasks, a radial arm maze analogue task and timing discrimination tasks. Hippocampal-lesioned pigeons showed no impairment on the acquisition of the 4-item serial order tasks but they were significantly impaired on the radial arm maze analogue task. Finally, hippocampal-lesioned birds showed no impairment in the ability to discriminate between the intervals ranging from one second to 12 minutes.|
|dc.publisher||University of Otago|
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|dc.subject||Serial Order Task|
|dc.title||Who needs a Hippocampus? The role of the Avian Hippocampus in Serial Order Behaviour and Temporal Discriminations|
|thesis.degree.name||Master of Science|
|thesis.degree.grantor||University of Otago|
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