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 quantification procedures 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
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781493921591
ISBN (Print)9781493921584
StatePublished - Mar 10 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

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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