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Simone Kurt (Institut of Neurobiology, Ulm University, Germany)

"Auditory discrimination learning in mice" / Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 17:15 h
When Mar 15, 2011
from 05:15 PM to 07:20 PM
Where Lecture Hall, Hansastr. 9a
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Bernstein Seminar
Simone Kurt
Institute of Neurobiology
Ulm University, Germany

Auditory discrimination learning in mice

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

17:15 h

Lecture Hall (ground floor)
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastraße 9A
79104 Freiburg
Learning is a crucial mechanism for most animals to adopt their behavior to changing environmental demands. Complex forms of auditory learning, such as generalization of stimuli within and across physical categories or transfer of knowledge from one stimulus discrimination task to another have rarely been investigated in rodents. Knowledge transfer may be understood as profit from previous learning of procedures, stimuli, cognitive skills, and/or tasks in the subsequent task. In the talk I will present examples of an auditory discrimination paradigm in mice to test knowledge transfer between stimulus classes. The results indicate that mice are a promising animal model of general relevance for research on genetics of auditory perception and learning. In addition, I will present an outlook on investigations of recent work about electrophysiological recordings from awake mice auditory cortex.
The talk is open to the public. Guests are cordially invited!


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