Flexible use of memory by food-caching birds

Marissa Applegate & Dmitriy Aronov
Animals use memory-guided and memory-independent strategies to make navigational decisions. Disentangling the contribution of these strategies to navigation is critical for understanding how memory influences behavioral output. To address this issue, we studied spatial behaviors of the chickadee, a food-caching bird. Chickadees hide food in concealed, scattered locations and retrieve their caches later in time. We designed an apparatus that allows birds to cache and retrieve food at many sites while navigating in a laboratory...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.