The delayed match to sample protocol for rodents

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This protocol provides the information necessary to experimentally test rodents on a delayed match to sample task assessing working and recent memory. Procedures are also discussed for extended delay testing to evaluate memory retention at different time intervals. Apparatus setup, step-by-step test procedures, testing score sheets, and performance quantifi cation procedures are specified, detailed, and discussed. Examples of peer-reviewed published research literature using these procedures are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-440
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2015


  • Animal model
  • Learning
  • Maze
  • Memory
  • Memory retention
  • Mouse
  • Rat
  • Recent memory
  • Rodent
  • Short-term memory
  • Spatial memory
  • Testing procedures
  • Working memory

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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