The water radial-arm maze: Four out of eight arms platformed protocol for rodents

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Abstract

This protocol provides the information necessary to experimentally test rodents on a water escape radial-arm maze task assessing working and reference memory simultaneously. Apparatus setup, testing items needed, step-by-step test procedures, testing score sheets, performance quantification procedures, and troubleshooting are specified, detailed, and discussed. Examples of peer-reviewed published research literature using these procedures are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Maze Book
Subtitle of host publicationTheories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages411-419
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781493921591
ISBN (Print)9781493921584
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2015

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Keywords

  • Animal model
  • Learning
  • Maze
  • Memory
  • Memory load
  • Mouse
  • Rat
  • Reference memory
  • Rodent
  • Spatial memory
  • Testing procedures
  • Working memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Bimonte-Nelson, H. (2015). The water radial-arm maze: Four out of eight arms platformed protocol for rodents. In The Maze Book: Theories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition (pp. 411-419). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2159-1_15