Field experiments on duration and precision of grey and red squirrel spatial memory

@article{Macdonald1997FieldEO,
  title={Field experiments on duration and precision of grey and red squirrel spatial memory},
  author={Isabel M. V Macdonald},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={54},
  pages={879-891}
}
  • I. M. V. Macdonald
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • Psychology, Environmental Science
  • Animal Behaviour
Field experiments on squirrel spatial memory under naturalistic conditions showed that grey squirrels, Sciurus carolinensisare capable of relocating precise spatial goals using short range visual cues. These goals were in the form of buried food, similar to natural cache sites, and were relocated to within 5 cm in 62.5% of all attempts after a retention interval of 20 days. Some recall could be demonstrated after more protracted retention intervals (43 and 62 days). These results suggest that… 

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