Hippocampal lesions impair spatial memory performance, but not song--a developmental study of independent memory systems in the zebra finch.

@article{Bailey2009HippocampalLI,
  title={Hippocampal lesions impair spatial memory performance, but not song--a developmental study of independent memory systems in the zebra finch.},
  author={David J Bailey and Juli Wade and Colin J. Saldanha},
  journal={Developmental neurobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={69 8},
  pages={491-504}
}
Songbirds demonstrate song- and spatial-learning, forms of memory that appear distinct in formal characteristics and fitting the descriptions and criteria of procedural and episodic-like memory function, respectively. As in other vertebrates, the neural pathways underlying these forms of memory may also be dissociable, and include the corresponding song circuit and hippocampus (HP). Whether (or not) these two memory systems interact is unknown. Interestingly, the HP distinguishes itself as a… CONTINUE READING