Fornix transection impairs conditional visuomotor learning in tasks involving nonspatially differentiated responses.

@article{Brasted2002FornixTI,
  title={Fornix transection impairs conditional visuomotor learning in tasks involving nonspatially differentiated responses.},
  author={Peter J. Brasted and Timothy J. Bussey and Elisabeth A Murray and Steven P. Wise},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={631-3}
}
Rhesus monkeys learned a series of conditional visuomotor associations involving two-dimensional "objects" that instructed one of three responses: tapping a touch screen, steady contact with the screen for a brief period, or steady contact for a longer period. Relative to controls, fornix-transected monkeys were impaired in the acquisition of new associations and in the retention of preoperatively learned ones. These findings challenge the view that the hippocampal system participates in… CONTINUE READING