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Memory, Imprinting, and the BrainAn Inquiry into Mechanisms$
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Gabriel Horn

Print publication date: 1985

Print ISBN-13: 9780198521563

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521563.001.0001

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Real effects of learning?

Real effects of learning?

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(p.48) 3 Real effects of learning?
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Memory, Imprinting, and the Brain
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Gabriel Horn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521563.003.0003

The finding in Chapter 2 that biochemical changes are associated with imprinting supports the view that learning involves changes in neural connectivity. However, biochemical changes may be caused by a variety of factors of which learning is only one. This chapter describes three experiments aimed at controlling these factors. The possibility that biochemical changes reflect some aspect of information storage during the imprinting process was excluded by control procedures, whereas certain other explanations have been.

Keywords:   biochemical changes, imprinting, information storage, neural connectivity

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