Effects of sex on object recognition and spatial navigation in humans

Angela M. Rizk-Jackson, Summer F. Acevedo, Dean Inman, Diane Howieson, Theodore S. Benice, Jacob Raber

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Abstract

Human tests designed to mirror rodent tests of object recognition and spatial navigation were administered to adult cognitively healthy humans. Facial recognition was also assessed. There was no sex difference in facial recognition, consistent with earlier studies. In the object recognition test, the test-retest NINL total scores during the same visit were highly correlated, comparable to the test-retest correlations obtained in the established facial recognition test. There were no effects of sex on object recognition. However, in the spatial navigation test, there were effects of sex on spatial learning and memory during the session with the hidden, but not visible, target. These tests might be useful to compare assessments of object recognition and spatial learning and memory in humans and animal models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalBehavioural Brain Research
Volume173
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 16 2006

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Sex Characteristics
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Facial Recognition
Spatial Memory
Spatial Learning

Keywords

  • Facial recognition
  • Novel location recognition
  • Sex differences
  • Virtual maze

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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Rizk-Jackson, A. M., Acevedo, S. F., Inman, D., Howieson, D., Benice, T. S., & Raber, J. (2006). Effects of sex on object recognition and spatial navigation in humans. Behavioural Brain Research, 173(2), 181-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2006.06.029

Effects of sex on object recognition and spatial navigation in humans. / Rizk-Jackson, Angela M.; Acevedo, Summer F.; Inman, Dean; Howieson, Diane; Benice, Theodore S.; Raber, Jacob.

In: Behavioural Brain Research, Vol. 173, No. 2, 16.10.2006, p. 181-190.

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Rizk-Jackson, AM, Acevedo, SF, Inman, D, Howieson, D, Benice, TS & Raber, J 2006, 'Effects of sex on object recognition and spatial navigation in humans', Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 173, no. 2, pp. 181-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2006.06.029
Rizk-Jackson, Angela M. ; Acevedo, Summer F. ; Inman, Dean ; Howieson, Diane ; Benice, Theodore S. ; Raber, Jacob. / Effects of sex on object recognition and spatial navigation in humans. In: Behavioural Brain Research. 2006 ; Vol. 173, No. 2. pp. 181-190.
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