Goal recognition and hippocampal formation in the homing pigeon (Columba livia)

Rosemary Strasser, Verner P. Bingman

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Abstract

Stimulus control of food-site recognition and role of the hippocampal formation (HF) were investigated. Control and HF-lesioned pigeons were trained to find food located in a colored bowl, near a landmark beacon, in a constant room location. During later test trials, the sources of information were individually removed and/or disassociated. For all test trial types, HF- lesioned pigeons consistently chose bowls associated with one of the training stimuli. Controls were more sensitive to the changes introduced during the test trials; choosing like HF-lesioned pigeons on some test trials but choosing randomly on others. The data identify a critical role of the avian HF in learning the spatial relationship among environmental stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1245-1256
Number of pages12
JournalBehavioral Neuroscience
Volume111
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Goal recognition and hippocampal formation in the homing pigeon (Columba livia). / Strasser, Rosemary; Bingman, Verner P.

In: Behavioral Neuroscience, Vol. 111, No. 6, 01.12.1997, p. 1245-1256.

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