Retrograde Amnesia: Effects of Handling and Microwave Radiation

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Science  19 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3738, pp. 897-899
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3738.897


Rats that were irradiated with microwaves immediately after the training trial in a one-trial shock-avoidance learning task retained the conditioned avoidance response 24 hours later. However, rats that were handled a few minutes each day for 3 days before the experiment did not retain the response, although they were capable of learning in a later test.