Hippocampus-dependent retrieval and hippocampus-independent extinction of place avoidance navigation, and stress-induced out-of-context activation of a memory revealed by reversible lesion experiments in rats.

The use of reversible lesion techniques in memory research was pioneered in the laboratory of Jan Bures and Olga Buresova. We use the occasion of Jan's 75th birthday to briefly review the experimental utility of this approach. Two experiments from our current research are reported in which reversible lesioning methods are used to ask otherwise… CONTINUE READING