The visible platform task for rodents

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This protocol provides the information necessary to experimentally test rodents on the visible platform task, which assesses competence to perform a water escape task. Apparatus setup, step-by-step test procedures, 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)
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2015


  • Animal model
  • Control task
  • Learning
  • Maze
  • Memory
  • Mouse
  • Performance
  • Rat
  • Rodent
  • Swim ability
  • Testing procedures
  • Visible platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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