Disconnection of the amygdala from visual association cortex impairs visual reward-association learning in monkeys.

@article{Gaffan1988DisconnectionOT,
  title={Disconnection of the amygdala from visual association cortex impairs visual reward-association learning in monkeys.},
  author={Elizabeth A. Gaffan and David Gaffan and Selena Harrison},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1988},
  volume={8 9},
  pages={3144-50}
}
Cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) were trained in a task that assessed their ability to associate visual stimuli with food reward. Acquisition of stimulus-reward associations was measured under 2 conditions, a 2-stimuli acquisition condition and a 1-stimulus acquisition condition. On each trial in the 2-stimuli condition, the positive (correct) and negative (incorrect) stimuli were presented side by side and the animal chose one by touching it; if the choice was correct, a food reward… CONTINUE READING