Poulter, S. L. and Kosaki, Y. and Easton, A. and McGregor, A. (2013) 'Spontaneous object recognition memory is maintained following transformation of global geometric properties.', Journal of experimental psychology : animal behaviour processes., 39 (1). pp. 93-98.
Studies of spontaneous behavior to assess memory are widespread, but often the relationships of objects to contexts and spatial locations are poorly defined. We examined whether object-location memory was maintained following global, but not local, changes to the geometric shape of an arena. Rats explored two trial-unique objects in a distinctively shaped arena before being exposed to two identical copies of one of these objects in a different shape in a different physical location. Rats preferentially explored objects that were novel in relation to their local geometric context rather than identifying both locations as novel in the global geometric context.
|Keywords:||Object location memory, Context, Spatial memory, Geometry.|
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