Analysis of spatial orientation strategies of male and female Wistar rats in a Morris water escape task.

@article{Blokland2006AnalysisOS,
  title={Analysis of spatial orientation strategies of male and female Wistar rats in a Morris water escape task.},
  author={Arjan Blokland and Kris Rutten and Jos Prickaerts},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={2006},
  volume={171 2},
  pages={216-24}
}
In the present study we investigated spatial navigation in male and female Wistar rats in the Morris water escape task. Rats were subjected to procedures which required the use of a place (PLACE), cue (CUE) and egocentric (EGO) response to learn the task efficiently. In a first experiment rats were successively tested in the PLACE, CUE and EGO condition and in a second experiment the order of tasks was reversed. The first experiment showed that female rats swam longer distances and took more… CONTINUE READING