Inhibition of short-term memory formation in the chick by blockade of extracellular glutamate uptake

@article{Gibbs2004InhibitionOS,
  title={Inhibition of short-term memory formation in the chick by blockade of extracellular glutamate uptake},
  author={Marie E. Gibbs and Leif Hertz and Kim Teck Ng},
  journal={Neurobiology of Learning and Memory},
  year={2004},
  volume={81},
  pages={115-119}
}
Injection of monosodium glutamate (40nmol/hemisphere) into the intermediate hyperstriatum ventrale of the day-old chick inhibits the formation of short-term memory for a single trial learning that discriminates between colours of beads. These experiments showed that an excess of glutamate close to learning could be damaging to memory. In the present experiments we have blocked the normal reuptake of glutamate and suggest that glutamate release plays a role in normal learning. Removal of… CONTINUE READING