Conditioned Taste Aversion: Memory of a Special Kind

Conditioned Taste Aversion: Memory of a Special Kind

by Jan Bures, Federico Bermudez-Rattoni, Takashi Yamamoto
     
 

Conditioned taste aversion (CTA) is a powerful defense mechanism prote cting animals against repeated consumption of toxic food. CTA has a nu mber of unusual properties that challenge the basic tenets of traditio nal learning and memory theory. In the past decade several pivotal dis coveries have considerably advanced our understanding of the neural pr ocesses

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Conditioned taste aversion (CTA) is a powerful defense mechanism prote cting animals against repeated consumption of toxic food. CTA has a nu mber of unusual properties that challenge the basic tenets of traditio nal learning and memory theory. In the past decade several pivotal dis coveries have considerably advanced our understanding of the neural pr ocesses underlying CTA, and opened new possibilities for their analysi s at the molecular and cellular levels. This book, written by three of the world's leading researchers in the subject, provides a comprehens ive and up-to-date summary of research into the neuroanatomy, pharmaco logy, electrophysiology, and functional morphology of CTA. The first b ook of its kind, Conditioned Taste Aversion: Memory of a Special Kind will be important reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of neurobiology, neuroscience, psychology, behavior, and physi ology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198523475
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Oxford Psychology Series, #31
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

National University of Mexico

Osaka University

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