A comparison of protocols for passive and discriminative avoidance learning tasks in the domestic chick.

@article{Gibbs2008ACO,
  title={A comparison of protocols for passive and discriminative avoidance learning tasks in the domestic chick.},
  author={Marie E. Gibbs and Amy N B Johnston and Radmila Mileusnic and Simon F Crowe},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={198-207}
}
A one-trial learning task, where chicks learn that a bead of a particular shape and/or colour has a bitter taste (because it has been coated in 100% methyl anthranilate, MeA) and subsequently avoids it on test, has been widely used by research groups across the world. However, there are some differences in the results reported by different research laboratories. One important difference is found when chicks are trained with a diluted bitter taste on the bead (10 or 20% MeA); memory is not… CONTINUE READING