Interactions of corticosterone and embryonic light deprivation on memory retention in day-old chicks
Corticosterone, injected embryonically into eggs hatched in the dark, improved retention for a weak passive avoidance task in day-old chicks, the optimal time points for injection were days E19 to E20, resembling those found previously for light exposure, suggesting possible interactions between light and corticosterone during late embryonic development with consequent effects on post-hatch behaviour.
Keywords: Animals ; Anti-Inflammatory Agents/ pharmacology ; Avoidance Learning/drug effects/physiology ; Chick Embryo ; Chickens/ physiology ; Corticosterone/ pharmacology ; Darkness ; Memory/ drug effects/ physiology
Author address: Brain and Behaviour Centre, Academia Sinica, Beijing, People's Republic of China. email@example.com
Record created on 2007-01-18, modified on 2016-08-08