Organizational effects of early gonadal secretions on sexual differentiation in spatial memory.

@article{Williams1990OrganizationalEO,
  title={Organizational effects of early gonadal secretions on sexual differentiation in spatial memory.},
  author={C. L. Williams and A. M. Barnett and W. Meck},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={1990},
  volume={104 1},
  pages={
          84-97
        }
}
Neonatally castrated (MNC) and control male rats (MC) and female rats treated neonatally with estradiol benzoate (FNE) and female controls (FC) were studied. In Exp. 1 spatial memory was assessed using a 12-arm radial maze. During acquisition, MC and FNE groups were more accurate in choice behavior than FC and MNC groups. In Exp. 2 the discriminative control exerted by different types of cues was evaluated. Alteration of the geometry of the room but not movable landmarks disrupted performance… Expand
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