Handbook of Object Novelty Recognition, Volume 26, synthesizes the empirical and theoretical advances in the field of object recognition and memory that have occurred since the development of the spontaneous object recognition task. The book is divided into four sections, covering vision and perception of object features and attributions, definitions of concepts that are associated with object recognition, the influence of brain lesions and drugs on various memory functions and processes, and models of neuropsychiatric disorders based on spontaneous object recognition tasks. A final section covers genetic and developmental studies and gender and hormone studies.
- Details the brain structures and the neural circuits that underlie memory of objects, including vision and olfaction
- Provides a thorough description of the object novelty recognition task, variations on the basic task, and methods and techniques to help researchers avoid common pitfalls
- Assists researchers in understanding all aspects of object memory, conducting object novelty recognition tests, and producing reliable, reproducible results
1. Vision in Rats and Mice 2. Perception of Object Features and Discrimination 3. The Role of Olfaction and the Vibrissae in Object Recognition 4. Memory Tests: Methods and Test Procedures 5. Theories and Concepts 6. Object Recognition in Rats and Mice 7. Lesion Studies 8. Pharmacological Studies 9. Genetic Studies 10. Early-Gene Imaging Studies 11. Electrophysiology Studies 12. Substances of Abuse and Addiction 13. Schizophrenia 14. Alzheimer's Disease 15. Ischemia and Cerebral Hemorrhage 16. Developmental Studies 17. Sex and Hormones