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dc.contributor.authorOliveira, Jessica-
dc.contributor.authorSilveira, Mayara-
dc.contributor.authorChacon, Diana-
dc.contributor.authorLuchiari, Ana Carolina-
dc.identifier.citationOLIVEIRA, Jéssica et al. The zebrafish world of colors and shapes: preference and discrimination. Zebrafish, v. 1, mar. 2015. Disponível em:<>. Acesso em: 16 out. 2017.pt_BR
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc. publisherspt_BR
dc.rightsAcesso Abertopt_BR
dc.subjectNeurotoxicological studiespt_BR
dc.titleThe zebrafish world of colors and shapes: preference and discriminationpt_BR
dc.description.resumoNatural environment imposes many challenges to animals, which have to use cognitive abilities to cope with and exploit it to enhance their fitness. Since zebrafish is a well-established model for cognitive studies and highthroughput screening for drugs and diseases that affect cognition, we tested their ability for ambient color preference and 3D objects discrimination to establish a protocol for memory evaluation. For the color preference test, zebrafish were observed in a multiple-chamber tank with different environmental color options. Zebrafish showed preference for blue and green, and avoided yellow and red. For the 3D objects discrimination, zebrafish were allowed to explore two equal objects and then observed in a one-trial test in which a new color, size, or shape of the object was presented. Zebrafish showed discrimination for color, shape, and color + shape combined, but not size. These results imply that zebrafish seem to use some categorical system to discriminate items, and distracters affect their ability for discrimination. The type of variables available (color and shape) may favor zebrafish objects perception and facilitate discrimination processing. We suggest that this easy and simple memory test could serve as a useful screening tool for cognitive dysfunction and neurotoxicological studies.pt_BR
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