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Testing for Metacognitive Responding Using an Odor-based Delayed Match-to-Sample Test in Rats
 

Testing for Metacognitive Responding Using an Odor-based Delayed Match-to-Sample Test in Rats

Article DOI: 10.3791/57489
June 18th, 2018

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Summary June 18th, 2018

This protocol describes a method for investigating the possibility of metamemory, or memory awareness, in rodents. The odor-based delayed-matching-to-sample paradigm is a novel, ecologically-relevant behavioral test useful for determining the extent to which rodents can adaptively respond based on cognitively monitoring the strength of their memory states.

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