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Behav Brain Res. 2008 May 16;189(1):216-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2007.12.007. Epub 2007 Dec 23.

Sight of conspecifics as reward in associative learning in zebrafish (Danio rerio).

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Department of Psychology, Room 3035, University of Toronto at Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5L 1C6.

Abstract

Large amount of genetic information has been accumulated for zebrafish. Learning and memory have also been investigated with zebrafish but the number of learning paradigms is limited. Here we present a simple associative task and investigate a novel reinforcer. We show that visual access to a group of conspecifics has rewarding properties and that this reinforcer can support associative learning in zebrafish. We discuss the advantages of this rewarding stimulus and make recommendations for its use in high throughput behavioral screens.

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18243353
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10.1016/j.bbr.2007.12.007
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