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Investigating circadian modulation of consummatory learning using a classical paradigm in Aplysia

Title: Investigating circadian modulation of consummatory learning using a classical paradigm in Aplysia.
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Name(s): Allem, Alyssa D., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2016-12-06
Physical Form: computer
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Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The circadian system is an endogenous system of oscillators that rhythmically regulate many biological processes. Memory formation is a prominent process influenced by the circadian clock. Learning and memory are vital processes for any organism to make predictions about certain aspects of their environment. Aplysia have been a significant model organism for studying memory and circadian rhythms, as they demonstrate certain behaviors with fluctuation based on the time of day. Aplysia californica is a diurnal species that only sleeps at night, similar to humans, meaning that they would presumably feed during the day. In previous studies, feeding behavior of Aplysia has provided a great model system for investigating consummatory learning, as new learning paradigms that focus on biting activity have emerged to study classical conditioning in Aplysia. However, there has been a lack in research investigating the circadian aspects of consummatory feeding behaviors in Aplysia and whether or not consummatory learning is shaped by circadian oscillators. This study focused on characterizing consummatory feeding behaviors in Aplysia using a behavioral biting assay time course and it was concluded that biting response is regulated by the circadian clock. However, associative paradigms that measure biting response may not be suitable to investigate circadian modulation of learning and memory. Determining how the circadian clock regulates biting activity is valuable to A. californica’s use as a model organism for studying the circadian modulation of learning.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1481005091 (IID)
Keywords: Aplysia, circadian, learning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1481005091
Owner Institution: FSU

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Allem, A. D. (2016). Investigating circadian modulation of consummatory learning using a classical paradigm in Aplysia. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1481005091