Spontaneous Object Recognition in the Göttingen Minipig

  title={Spontaneous Object Recognition in the G{\"o}ttingen Minipig},
  author={Anette Moustgaard and Nanna M. Lind and Ralf Peter Hemmingsen and Axel Kornerup Hansen},
  booktitle={Neural plasticity},
Göttingen minipigs were tested in an object recognition procedure based on spontaneous exploration. Eight pigs were exposed to two similar objects in a sample trial and after a one-hour delay exposed to two objects, one familiar and one novel, in a test trial. The pigs explored the novel object significantly more than the familiar object in the test trial (p<0.05), thereby showing recognition of the familiar object. Furthermore, habituation of exploration of the familiar object between the… CONTINUE READING