Neurobiology of associative learning in the neonate: early olfactory learning.

  title={Neurobiology of associative learning in the neonate: early olfactory learning.},
  author={Donald A Wilson and Regina M Sullivan},
  journal={Behavioral and neural biology},
  volume={61 1},
Mammalian neonates have been simultaneously described as having particularly poor memory, as evidenced by infantile amnesia, and as being particularly excellent learners with unusually plastic nervous systems that are easily influenced by experience. An understanding of the neurobiological constraints and mechanisms of early learning may contribute to a unified explanation of these two disparate views. Toward that end, we review here our work on the neurobiology of learning and memory in… CONTINUE READING


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