Concurrent object-discrimination learning in rats

Anthony C. Santucci, F. Robert Treichler

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Investigations employing primates have sometimes used tests of concurrent object-discrimination as indexes of multiproblem memory in comparative studies of neuropathological impairment. The present investigation was an attempt to employ a comparable test procedure with rats. Data from two experiments indicated that rats could indeed be trained on a concurrent object-discrimination task. Furthermore, results from the second experiment indicated that these performances and brightness discriminations shared the property of disruption by posterior decortication. Implications for the neuropsychology of learning and memory are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-301
Number of pages7
JournalAnimal Learning & Behavior
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1990
Externally publishedYes


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