Development of vicarious trial-and-error behavior in odor discrimination learning in the rat: relation to hippocampal function?

@article{Hu1997DevelopmentOV,
  title={Development of vicarious trial-and-error behavior in odor discrimination learning in the rat: relation to hippocampal function?},
  author={Dan Hu and Grace Sophia Griesbach and Abram Amsel},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={1997},
  volume={86 1},
  pages={67-70}
}
Previous work from our laboratory has suggested that hippocampal electrolytic lesions result in a deficit in simultaneous, black-white discrimination learning and reduce the frequency of vicarious trial-and-error (VTE) at a choice-point. VTE is a term Tolman used to describe the rat's conflict-like behavior, moving its head from one stimulus to the other at a choice point, and has been proposed as a major nonspatial feature of hippocampal function in both visual and olfactory discrimination… CONTINUE READING