"I've seen it all before": explaining age-related impairments in object recognition. Theoretical comment on Burke et al. (2010).

@article{Baxter2010IveSI,
  title={"I've seen it all before": explaining age-related impairments in object recognition. Theoretical comment on Burke et al. (2010).},
  author={Mark G Baxter},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={124 5},
  pages={706-9}
}
Animal models are useful in elucidating the neural basis of age-related impairments in cognition. Burke, Wallace, Nematollahi, Uprety, and Barnes (2010) tested young and aged rats in several different protocols to measure object recognition memory and found that object recognition deficits in aged rats were consistent with these rats behaving as if novel objects were familiar, rather than familiar objects being treated as novel (that is, forgotten). A similar pattern of behavior has been… CONTINUE READING

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