Sex differences in vicarious trial-and-error behavior during radial arm maze learning

Heather Bimonte-Nelson, Victor H. Denenberg

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We investigated sex differences in VTE behavior in rats during radial arm maze learning. Females made more VTEs than males, although there were no sex differences in learning. Further, VTEs and errors were positively correlated during the latter testing sessions in females, but not in males. This sex difference may be a reflection of differences between the sexes in conflict behavior or cognitive strategy while solving the maze. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Learning
  • Radial arm maze
  • Sex differences
  • Vicarious trial and error

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)

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