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)
Title of host publicationThe Maze Book
Subtitle of host publicationTheories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781493921591
ISBN (Print)9781493921584
StatePublished - Mar 10 2015


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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