Stability of preference for odors after short-term exposure in young spiny mice.

  • Chris Janus
  • Published 1993 in Developmental psychobiology


The stability of olfactory preferences for artificial odors was studied in young spiny mouse pups (Acomys cahirinus). Subjects aged between 2 and 20 days were exposed to the odor of either cinnamon or cumin for 1.5 hr. The durability of preferences for the familiar versus novel odor was subsequently monitored in a three-choice preference test. The results… (More)


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