publication . Article . 2002

A 3D SPATIAL NAVIGATION TASK FOR ASSESSING MEMORY IN RODENTS

Ennaceur, Abdelkader; Mostafa, Randa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 31 Aug 2002
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In the present report we describe a 3-D maze spatial navigation task for rats based on a modification of an eight-arm radial maze. The arms radiating from a central platform can be presented in a horizontal plane either raised 10 cm above the level of a central platform or lowered 10 cm below. Memory of visited and non-visited arms can be guided by distinct internal cues (patterns) that are presented on panels set at the end of each arm. Rats are trained in three different maze configurations (eight session each) with arms set lowered, flattened or raised relative to a central platform. A food pellet is placed at the end of each arm and rats are allowed to make ...
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free text keywords: sub_biomedicalsciences, sub_cognitivebehaviour, sub_neuropsychology, Cognitive behaviour, Communication, business.industry, business, Artificial intelligence, Biology, Computer vision, Horizontal plane, Sensory cue, Radial arm maze, Spatial memory, Anesthesia
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