Learning in Rats with Extensive Neocortical Damage

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Science  01 May 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3357, pp. 1223-1224
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3357.1223


Albino rats with as much as 99 percent damage to the cerebral cortex were trained on a position habit in a simple T-maze. The operated rats were found to learn the problem as efficiently as normal animals even when a 30-second delay was imposed between the response and the food.