Contextual and serial discriminations: a new learning paradigm to assess simultaneously the effects of acute stress on retrieval of flexible or stable information in mice.

@article{Clrier2004ContextualAS,
  title={Contextual and serial discriminations: a new learning paradigm to assess simultaneously the effects of acute stress on retrieval of flexible or stable information in mice.},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie C{\'e}l{\'e}rier and Christophe Pi{\'e}rard and Dagmar Rachbauer and Alain Sarrieau and D B{\'e}racoch{\'e}a},
  journal={Learning & memory},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={196-204}
}
The present study was aimed at simultaneously determining on the same subject, the effects of stress on retrieval of flexible (contextual or temporal) or stable (spatial) information. Three behavioral paradigms carried out in a four-hole board were designed as follows: (1) Simple Discrimination (SD), in which mice learned a single discrimination; (2) Contextual and Serial Discriminations (CSD), in which mice learned two successive discriminations on two different internal contexts; (3) Spatial… CONTINUE READING