Age-dependent contextual effects on short-term active avoidance retention in rats

G. S. Solheim, J. G. Hensler, N. E. Spear

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Two experiments examined age-related differences in short-term retention of active avoidance in rats through manipulation of context. While adult and pre-weanling rats showed equally good immediate retention of the avoidance task when an odor contextual cue was held constant between training and testing, the performance of preweanlings was significantly disrupted compared to that of adults when the testing-context odor differed from that of training. The same results were obtained whether the animals had no prior experience with the odors or had previously been exposed to the contextual cues. Results are considered in terms of their implications for the ontogeny of memory storage and retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-259
Number of pages10
JournalBehavioral and Neural Biology
Volume30
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Solheim, G. S., Hensler, J. G., & Spear, N. E. (1980). Age-dependent contextual effects on short-term active avoidance retention in rats. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 30(3), 250-259.

Age-dependent contextual effects on short-term active avoidance retention in rats. / Solheim, G. S.; Hensler, J. G.; Spear, N. E.

In: Behavioral and Neural Biology, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1980, p. 250-259.

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Solheim, GS, Hensler, JG & Spear, NE 1980, 'Age-dependent contextual effects on short-term active avoidance retention in rats', Behavioral and Neural Biology, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 250-259.
Solheim, G. S. ; Hensler, J. G. ; Spear, N. E. / Age-dependent contextual effects on short-term active avoidance retention in rats. In: Behavioral and Neural Biology. 1980 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 250-259.
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