Aging in the rhesus monkey: effects on visual discrimination learning and reversal learning.

@article{Bartus1979AgingIT,
  title={Aging in the rhesus monkey: effects on visual discrimination learning and reversal learning.},
  author={Raymond T. Bartus and Reginald L. Dean and D L Fleming},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1979},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={209-19}
}
The behavior of aged rhesus monkeys (18 years and older) was compared to that of young monkeys (3 to 6 years old) to evaluate their relative abilities to learn a series of visual discrimination and discrimination reversal problems. Using a subject-paced, automated experimental procedure designed to optimize stimulus control and facilitate execution of choice responses, no consistent age-related differences were observed in the ability to learn new color and pattern discrimination problems of… CONTINUE READING