Importance of preoperative training and maze difficulty in task performance following hippocampal damage in the gerbil.

@article{Babcock1997ImportanceOP,
  title={Importance of preoperative training and maze difficulty in task performance following hippocampal damage in the gerbil.},
  author={A Michael Babcock and H Graham-Goodwin},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={415-9}
}
A series of experiments was conducted to evaluate the effects of preoperative training on three variations of a spatial working memory task following ischemic damage to the hippocampus. A discrete trial, pair-run procedure in a standard T-maze apparatus was used. Ischemic and sham gerbils were tested on a Win/Shift, Win/Shift Delay (10 s), or Win/Stay task with or without preoperative training. Gerbils tested on the Win/Shift or Win/Shift Delay tasks did not exhibit improved performance as a… CONTINUE READING