An age-related deficit in spatial-feature reference memory in homing pigeons (Columba livia).

@article{Coppola2015AnAD,
  title={An age-related deficit in spatial-feature reference memory in homing pigeons (Columba livia).},
  author={Vincent J. Coppola and Mary E Flaim and Samantha N Carney and Verner P. Bingman},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2015},
  volume={280},
  pages={1-5}
}
Age-related memory decline in mammals has been well documented. By contrast, very little is known about memory decline in birds as they age. In the current study we trained younger and older homing pigeons on a reference memory task in which a goal location could be encoded by spatial and feature cues. Consistent with a previous working memory study, the results revealed impaired acquisition of combined spatial-feature reference memory in older compared to younger pigeons. Following memory… CONTINUE READING

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