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Shallow Water (Paddling) Variants of Water Maze Tests in Mice
 

Shallow Water (Paddling) Variants of Water Maze Tests in Mice

Article DOI: 10.3791/2608
June 3rd, 2013

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Summary June 3rd, 2013

Mice can swim, but many strains appear to find this activity stressful. To overcome this problem mazes have been devised where escape from shallow water is used to motivate behaviour. These have been demonstrated to support learning at least as good as the traditional and widely used Morris water maze.

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