Imaging learning and memory: Classical conditioning
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2001
Copyright © 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 265, Issue 6, pages 257–273, 15 December 2001
How to Cite
Schreurs, B. G. and Alkon, D. L. (2001), Imaging learning and memory: Classical conditioning. Anat. Rec., 265: 257–273. doi: 10.1002/ar.10031
- Issue published online: 26 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 17 DEC 2001
- biomedical imaging;
- classical conditioning;
- functional imaging;
- neural networks;
The search for the biological basis of learning and memory has, until recently, been constrained by the limits of technology to classic anatomic and electrophysiologic studies. With the advent of functional imaging, we have begun to delve into what, for many, was a “black box.” We review several different types of imaging experiments, including steady state animal experiments that image the functional labeling of fixed tissues, and dynamic human studies based on functional imaging of the intact brain during learning. The data suggest that learning and memory involve a surprising conservation of mechanisms and the integrated networking of a number of structures and processes. Anat Rec (New Anat) 265:257–273, 2001. © 2001 Wiley-Liss, Inc.