Everyday memory: towards a translationally effective method of modelling the encoding, forgetting and enhancement of memory (pages 1937–1953)
Mio Nonaka, Richard Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Lapira, Damian Wheeler, Patrick A. Spooner, Marta Corcoles‐Parada, Mónica Muñoz‐López, Tim Tully, Marco Peters and Richard G. M. Morris
Version of Record online: 26 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/ejn.13637
Many aspects of everyday memory are remembered for a few hours and then forgotten. Our new animal model of this type of memory requires rats to discriminate between a rewarded and an unrewarded location of food reward in an event arena. We explore neurobiological parameters that determine how long such memories last, including unexpected environmental novelty given after memory encoding, and the impact of a putative cognitive enhancer.