Title

Behavioral consequences of visual deprivation and restriction in the golden hamster

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-1-1978

Journal

Experimental Neurology

Volume

61

Issue

2

DOI

10.1016/0014-4886(78)90259-5

Abstract

Hamsters reared in total darkness and animals reared in a stroboscopic environment required more trials to attain criterion performance on a visual pattern discrimination than control animals. As a group, the strobe-reared hamsters needed a significantly greater number of trials than the dark-reared animals to master this discrimination. In addition, the response latencies on correct responses were longer for dark-reared animals than for the other two groups. These behavioral results were related to our previous electrophysiological studies dealing with the role of visual experience in the functional organization of the hamster's visual system. © 1978.

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS