Behavior-related cortical activity and swim-to-platform performance in the aged rat.


Aged rats (26 months) usually retained normal acetylcholine-dependent and serotonin-dependent forms of neocortical low-voltage fast activity and serotonin-dependent hippocampal rhythmical slow-wave activity. In a simple swim-to-platform test, aged rats (23 and 26 months) performed normally in acquisition and in retention over a 7-day period. The results are… (More)