Campden Instruments Satellite Symposium
Improving recognition memory in rodents: new possibilities from novel approaches.
Tasks of spontaneous recognition memory are commonly used in rodents, but are not without difficulty. In recent years different approaches have arrived at the same conclusion - using apparatus that allows animals to be tested on many trials in a single testing session without handling is advantageous. This reduces stress in the animals, and produces more and more reliable data from the same number of animals. The symposium will explore these different methods and show them to be reliable and effective ways of exploring not just standard object recognition but also variants of the task in both rats and mice - opening up opportunities to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying memory with these tasks.
Prof. John Aggleton
- Cardiff University "Moving from single trial to continuous spontaneous object recognition testing for rodents”
Dr Alexander Easton
- Durham University “Using continual trials approaches to move beyond simple object recognition”
Dr Rosamund Langston
- Dundee University "The continual trials approach- an apparatus for all ages and abilities”
Dr John Gigg
- Manchester University "Continuous testing – how not to get distracted