Landmark learning and visuo-spatial memories in gerbils

  title={Landmark learning and visuo-spatial memories in gerbils},
  author={Thomas S. Collett and B. A. Cartwright and Barbara A. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
1. The aim of this study is to understand what a rodent (Meriones unguiculatus) learns about the geometrical relations between a goal and nearby visual landmarks and how it uses this information to reach a goal. Gerbils were trained to find sunflower seeds on the floor of a light-tight, black painted room illuminated by a single light bulb hung from the ceiling. The position of the seed on the floor was specified by an array of one or more landmarks. Once training was complete, we recorded… CONTINUE READING
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