RIKEN BRAIN SCIENCE INSTITUTE (RIKEN BSI)

Retrieval of a Behavioral Program in Fish Brain



Experimental observation of long-term memory formation and retrieval in vertebrate brain has long been an elusive goal. Here, Aoki et al. subject zebrafish to a reinforcement learning task and study neuronal activity as it emerges in a specific brain area of the dorsal pallium the following day. The findings highlight advantages of the zebrafish system to study adaptive behavior.

Press Release
http://www.riken.jp/en/pr/press/2013/20130517_1/

Reference
Tazu Aoki, Masae Kinoshita, Ryo Aoki, Masakazu Agetsuma, Hidenori Aizawa, Masako Yamazaki, Mikako Takahoko, Ryunosuke Amo, Akiko Arata, Shin-ichi Higashijima, Takashi Tsuboi and Hitoshi Okamoto. "Imaging of Neural Ensembles for the Retrieval of Learned Behavioral Programs." Neuron, 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.04.009