I wanted to know what a suitable classical conditioning experiment would be to analyze learning and memory capabilities in rodent models with respect to hippocampal long-term potentiation.
For example, I want to subject the animal to conditioning and test the behavioral readout at a certain time point after conditioning. Many , like fear conditioning experiments, are mostly attributed to amygdala processes.
I wish to know some classical conditioning task where I can understand primarily hippocampal processes.
Also is there a way to monitor hippocampal CA1-CA3 firing pattern after the training period or during the training ?
That is, I want to check if LTP will sustain after the training period or is there is any increased sustenance of LTP post training.
But if I am to do this electrophysiological experiment in hippocampal brain slices, how will I incorporate the conditioned and unconditioned aspect to this ?