Organiser: Richard Brown (Dalhousie University, Canada)
This symposium will examine methods for the study of olfactory learning and memory in rodents, zebrafish and fruit flies. The focus of the symposium will be on different ways to study olfactory learning and memory, with a focus on long- and very-long term memory. The talks will provide an overview of methods used for the study of olfaction, new developments in habituation-dishabituation methods, procedures for the study of Pavlovian conditioned odour preferences, operant conditioning methods for studying olfaction. Methods for the study of neuroendocrine responses to odours; odour discrimination in puberty acceleration, etc. will de discussed. Methods for studying olfactory learning in zebrafish and olfactory learning and memory in Drosophila will be described. This symposium should provide a comprehensive review of methods for studying olfactory learning and memory in a range of species.