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Olfactory learning through dopamine modulated plasticity in the fruit fly

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In this thesis I investigate the role of dopamine modulated plasticity during olfactory learning in the fruit fly Drosophila Melanogaster. Although previous plasticity models explore many qualitative aspects of how dopamine orchestrates plasticity that also apply to the fruit fly, no model explains recent relief learning and extinction experiments. In relief learning if a shock precedes an odour, the fly will learn to approach the relief signalling odour. Extinction is the disappearance of...

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MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2020-04-30

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