New spatial cognition tests for mice: passive place avoidance on stable and active place avoidance on rotating arenas.

@article{Cimadevilla2001NewSC,
  title={New spatial cognition tests for mice: passive place avoidance on stable and active place avoidance on rotating arenas.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manuel Cimadevilla and Andr{\'e} Antonio Fenton and Jan Bure{\vs}},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={54 5},
  pages={559-63}
}
Dry arenas are a convenient tool for assessing the spatial navigation abilities of rodents. In this paper, mice must avoid a punished sector of a dry arena from which they are expelled by a puff of compressed air. The position of the punished sector is defined relative to the coordinate system of the room. In a stable environment the mice can use both extramaze and intramaze landmarks to orient themselves accurately. However, when the shock area is defined by extramaze landmarks, continuous… CONTINUE READING