Memory and Hibernation in Citellus lateralis

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Science  05 Jan 1973:
Vol. 179, Issue 4068, pp. 92-94
DOI: 10.1126/science.179.4068.92


Squirrels learned to escape from a water bath by making a visual discrimination. Twenty-four hours after reaching criterion for learned behavior, the animals were exposed to the first of two 11-day cold exposures. The animals that hibernated had better retention of the learned behavior.