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Spontaneous object recognition memory is maintained following transformation of global geometric properties.

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 behavior processes., 39 (1). pp. 93-98.

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030698
Publisher statement:This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:27 March 2013
Date of first online publication:January 2013
Date first made open access:No date available

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