chapter_3_supplement_nutcracker_memory

chapter_3_supplement_nutcracker_memory - Spatial and...

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Spatial and non-spatial memory abilities can be tested in these birds using computer touch- screens. In both spatial and non-spatial memory tasks, the birds initially are presented with a shape on the computer screen, and then after a retention interval (period of time over which they have to remember what was presented) they are presented with two shapes simultaneously and they are supposed to peck the shape that is different from (either a different color for the non-spatial task, or in a different location on the screen for the spatial task) the sample shape that was first presented (this is called a non-matching to sample test). Across blocks of trials (groups of tests) the retention interval between presentation of the Across blocks of trials (groups of tests), the retention interval between presentation of the sample shape and the test of memory (when the two different shapes are presented for the
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2009 for the course NPB 102 taught by Professor Hahn during the Winter '09 term at UC Davis.

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