Neural and Behavioral Plasticity: The Use of the Domestic Chick as a Model (Hardcover)
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A great deal is now known about the cellular changes which take place in neural circuits and, over the past twenty years, the chick has proved to be an invaluable model for work on memory formation. The pharmacology and phases of memory formation, as well as the anatomy of the chick brain are well established, and allow for valuable comparisons with animal models. This authoritative reference reviews all the main aspects of work on learning and plasticity in behavior and neural mechanisms in the chick. Neural and Behavioral Plasticity introduces the chick as an experimental model and accurately describes its valuable role in the investigation of learning and plasticity from the behavioral level to the molecular level. The text also reviews related topics such as the development of behavior and the lateralization of function. This expertly written volume will be of special interest to psychologists, neurophysiologists, and students of animal behavior.