Questions related to Animal Memory
Editor/Co-author of my Collected Essays (on behavioral science) Needed
I have approximately 1000 pages of essays on new, more-empirical perspectives for Psychology (esp. General Psychology and Developmental Psychology -- but relevant and important for Psychology in general). It is all about BEHAVIOR PATTERNS (and associated "environmental" aspects, these _OFTEN_ broadly conceived) and a science of finding the further behavior patterning therein, and a patterning of those patterns, etc.; AND THAT IS ALL : In other words, the writings outline the discoveries likely possible and necessary for a true and full behavioral science of BEHAVIOR PATTERNS ("just behaviors") PER SE ("behaviors" then seen, as must be the case, as aspects of Biology (adaptation) unto themselves); it is much related to classical ethology perspectives and research. RELATED TO ALL THIS: There is an expressed great hope for some technology being the "microscope" of Psychology for good/closer/better and/or NEW observations; there are likely sets of adaptive behavior patternings and associated environmental aspects within quite-possible, if not VERY likely, SETS of situations (with the important "environmental" aspects/circumstances there, BUT the KEY environmental aspects will also be across KEY related/in-some-ways-similar -- and memorable -- circumstances). This is how/where related behavior patterns COULD COME TO BE OBSERVED in situ, AND even seen as they develop : even the subtle behavior patterns, etc., therein, truly-seen and clearly seen and truly and fully discovered _and_ seeing some key adaptive "operations" thereof. AND there is some detailed phenomenology described that allow one to arrive at testable hypotheses and then also indicating how this same basic sort of essential observations shall also naturally PROVIDE the actual ability to test these testable/falsifiable hypotheses.
I am looking for a skilled reader and editor to read/edit my written works AND THEN put them together in a most sensible manner. This person must know the field of Psychology as a whole and must understand possibilities of ontogeny. Also she/he should have a healthy respect and very high regard for KEY foundational observations (always such AS CENTRAL). Know of the Memories (all the sorts, now rather well-researched) as providing for phenomenological EXPERIENCE ITSELF and for connections, as indicated above.
Any one "fitting this bill" AND WILLING, and otherwise ABLE, I would gladly have. Doing such substantial editing/proof-reading/rearranging/publishing is enough for me to see you as a co-author and therefore I would put you as second author on all the book's covers. After publication, you (given details we shall decide upon well ahead of time) shall have a good and fair portion of any money reaped.
The Novel Object Recognition Test (NORT) is now among the most commonly used behavioral tests for rodents, It is used to evaluate cognition, particularly recognition memory in rodent models of CNS disorders (Ennaceur and delacour, 1988), relies on the innate preference and the natural tendency of rodents to spend more time exploring novel objects than familiar ones (Cohen and Stackman, 2015).
Our studies are about testing the enhancer potential of phytochemicals on memory impairment in Aged rats, and other models of impair cognition (e.g NMDA antagonists (MK-801) and muscarinic antagonists (scopolamine), for the purpose we would be so grateful
I would like to know :
How many times can we use this test during a treatment period of 14 days ? And will there be any effect of this repetition on the effectiveness and the results of this test?
Thank you in advance.
How long after the conditioning (control) rats remember the shock.
I know it depends on various factors (age of the animal, shock mA, etc.). What's the longest period you've come upon.
I have been working on fear conditioning memory for past 18 months on SD and wistar rats, the procedure goes like unconditioned shock (0.8 mA) stimulus preceeded by tone. On day 2 scored for duration of freezing. But could not find significant freezing with animals.
i want to do western blotting on ventral and dorsal hippocampus separately, but i have no idea about accurately separating them.
i want to know is hamster's memory time better then mouse for invivo experiments? and does anybody know how to easily determine rearing activity in hamsters?
My question is about the head deflections / nose pokes of the mouse toward a given hole.
Many times, especially the first trials, mice visit a hole, and then explore around it, above the maze, even below the table, and finally make another head deflection or nose poke to the same hole, without moving its body location.
In this case, should I count 1 or 2 errors ? Is it the same methodology for the trials and the probe test ?
In addition: do you think that 100 s in average is a normal primary latency for control mice in their 1st trial (after familiarization) ? According to published papers, it seems very low...
Many thanks for your answers.
We would like to test mice for their spatial memory with a test that is independent of any anxiety/fear component as well as locomotion. Any suggestions?
How do you check the normal intelligence of laboratory animals like rat? What criteria is there and how are the normal healthy animals identified?