General water escape maze testing necessities and guidelines for rodents

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This protocol provides the information necessary to experimentally test rodents on water escape maze tasks to assess various forms of memory. Room and cue setup, testing items needed, common rodent behavior examples, practical advice, and troubleshooting are detailed and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2015


  • Animal model
  • Learning
  • Maze
  • Memory
  • Mouse
  • Rat
  • Rodent
  • Swim task
  • Testing procedures
  • Water escape
  • Water maze

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Neuroscience


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