Sensory systems, perception, and learning | Fish Learning and Memory

V. A. Braithwaite

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Learning and memory enable animals to adapt their behavior to suit their current situation - thus learning and memory promote flexible behavior. For many years, it was believed that fish were limited to fairly basic learning and memory abilities - making simple associations between a particular kind of action and an outcome. A wealth of evidence now reveals some fish to have remarkably sophisticated learning and memory abilities. Fish have specific areas in their brain that specialize in processing different forms of learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080923239
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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