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A comparison of the effects of superior collicular ablation in infant and adult rats.

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Rats sustaining damage to the superior colliculus in infancy or adulthood and sham-operated controls were tested on two tasks requiring visual orienting to 'unexpected' and 'expected' stimuli, respectively. Experiment 1 measured the distracting effect of novel visual and auditory stimuli presented while the animals traversed a familiar runway. Control rats oriented to the distracting stimulus and had lengthened running times on the trials where it was presented. Rats with lesions of the super...

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10.1007/bf00230910

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Experimental brain research
Volume:
59
Issue:
2
Pages:
302-312
Publication date:
1985-01-01
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EISSN:
1432-1106
ISSN:
0014-4819
URN:
uuid:0ee26164-f407-441b-83ea-336ee8209f09
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875
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pubs:875

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