Behaviour of marmoset monkeys in a T-maze: comparison with rats and macaque monkeys on a spatial delayed non-match to sample task

Easton, Alexander and Parker, K. and Derrington, Andrew M. and Parker, A. (2003) Behaviour of marmoset monkeys in a T-maze: comparison with rats and macaque monkeys on a spatial delayed non-match to sample task. Experimental Brain Research, 150 (1). pp. 114-116. ISSN 0014-4819 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is a small New World monkey that is increasingly being used in a laboratory setting. A previous set of studies has provided a direct comparison between the performance of rats and macaque monkeys on a spatial delayed non-match to sample task in a T-maze (Murray et al. 1989, Experimental Brain Research 74:173-186; Markowska et al. 1989, Experimental Brain Research 74:187-201). In the current experiment we replicated these studies using the marmoset. This allowed for a comparison of the behavioural performance of the marmoset with both rats and macaque monkeys. Marmosets performed well at the task, performing better than macaques, and at a similar level to rats. A closer analysis of the data from the present experiment suggests that marmosets spontaneously alternated in the T-maze, a strategy often adopted by rats, but not by macaques in the T-maze.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: marmoset monkeys; T-maze; rats; macaque monkeys; spatial delayed non-match to sample task
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2008 17:09
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2014 11:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4245 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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