Behavioral Assessments In Rodents

Behavioral Conditioning Theory

One popular behavioral model system with which to study learning and memory is a robust learning paradigm that capitalizes on the capacity of mammals, including rodents, to associate environmental cues with a mild aversive stimulus. This type of learning, generally called fear conditioning, is an example of classical associative conditioning similar to Pavlovian conditioning. Some aspects of the neuronal circuitry underlying this behavior have been worked out and it is clear that the amygdala...

Hierarchical Organization of Memory

Long Term Memory Explicit And Implicit

FIGURE 2 Hierarchical organization of memory. Short- and long-term memory is subject to being learned by either conscious or unconscious processes. Similarly, memory can be recalled either consciously or unconsciously. Many forms of simple learning such as motor learning, simple associative conditioning, and non-associative learning can be learned and recalled unconsciously. More complex forms of learning typically involve conscious processes. Short-term working memory is listed as a separate...