Introduction

The study of learning and memory requires the development and use of experimental model systems that can be utilized both to characterize the fundamental behaviors associated with memory and to explore the underlying mechanisms. In this chapter, we will transition from the abstract discussion of the last chapter into a discussion of real-life systems used experimentally and will focus on behavioral model systems for the study of learning and memory. We will limit our discussion to rodent model systems, particularly those involving rats and mice, because essentially all the cellular and molecular studies that comprise the rest of the book utilized rats and mice. We also will focus largely on learned behaviors that involve the hippocampus, although some other paradigms will also be described briefly. Thus, this chapter sets the stage for the next chapter, where we will begin to discuss examples of hippocampal cellular plasticity that have been extensively studied and

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