Learning and memory in zebrafish larvae
Frontiers Media SA -- Frontiers in Neural Circuits
DOI 10.3389/fncir.2013.00126
Keyword(s)
  1. zebrafish
  2. learning
  3. memory
  4. habituation
  5. NMDA receptor
Abstract(s)

Larval zebrafish possess several experimental advantages for investigating the molecular and neural bases of learning and memory. Despite this, neuroscientists have only recently begun to use these animals to study memory. However, in a relatively short period of time a number of forms of learning have been described in zebrafish larvae, and significant progress has been made toward their understanding. Here we provide a comprehensive review of this progress; we also describe several promising new experimental technologies currently being used in larval zebrafish that are likely to contribute major insights into the processes that underlie learning and memory.