Visual imprinting and the neural mechanisms of recognition memory.

@article{Horn1998VisualIA,
  title={Visual imprinting and the neural mechanisms of recognition memory.},
  author={Gabriel Cameron Horn},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={300-5}
}
To understand the neural bases of memory it is necessary to localize the regions storing information. Part of the hyperstriatum ventrale (IMHV) serves such a function for the learning process of imprinting in domestic chicks. Chicks exposed to an object learn its characteristics, and in doing so, the responsiveness of IMHV neurones to that object is selectively enhanced. Imprinting is associated with both pre- and postsynaptic changes in the region. Postsynaptic changes involve increases in the… CONTINUE READING
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