Learning of paw preference in mice is strain dependent, gradual and based on short-term memory of previous reaches

@article{Ribeiro2011LearningOP,
  title={Learning of paw preference in mice is strain dependent, gradual and based on short-term memory of previous reaches},
  author={A. Ribeiro and B. Eales and F. Biddle},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2011},
  volume={81},
  pages={249-257}
}
We studied the dynamics of paw preference learning in unbiased symmetrical test chambers where mice, Mus musculus, could freely choose which paw to use. When compared to nonlearner model mice, three strains exhibited different degrees of learning within and between two training sessions 1 week apart. While paw preference was probabilistic, positive autocorrelation between paw choices made by individual mice in a training session showed that bias in paw preference changed gradually with… Expand
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