Carbon dioxide-induced amnesia in the cockroach Periplaneta americana

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Douglas Wahlsten, Visiting Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) learned to passively avoid electric shock in a two-compartment box after a single training trial. However, Ss exposed to CO2 gas immediately after the training trial failed to show retention of the previous experience when tested 24 h later. Results obtained are consistent with those observed in studies of retrograde amnesia in vertebrates.

Additional Information

Publication
Psychonomic Science, 1968, 12, 179-180.
Language: English
Date: 1968
Keywords
Avoidance, Learning, Cockroaches, Convulsant, Anesthetic, Amnesia, CO2