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The role of the avian hippocampus in spatial memory

@article{Macphail2002TheRO,
  title={The role of the avian hippocampus in spatial memory},
  author={EUAN M. Macphail},
  journal={Psicologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={23},
  pages={93-108}
}
  • E. Macphail
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Psicologica
Avian hippocampal function is surveyed, using data drawn from three areas: conventional laboratory paradigms, pigeon navigation, and food-storing. Damage to the avian hippocampus disrupts performance in laboratory tasks that tap spatial learning and memory, and also disrupts both pigeon homing and cache recovery by food-storing birds. Further evidence of hippocampal involvement in food-storing is provided by the fact that the hippocampus of food-storing birds is selectively enlarged. These… 
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