Place learning by three vole species (Microtus ochrogaster, M. montanus, and M. pennsylvanicus) in the Morris swim task.

@article{Sawrey1994PlaceLB,
  title={Place learning by three vole species (Microtus ochrogaster, M. montanus, and M. pennsylvanicus) in the Morris swim task.},
  author={D K Sawrey and Julian R Keith and Richard C Backes},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={179-88}
}
Place learning was assessed in three species of voles (Microtus ochrogaster, M. montanus, and M. pennsylvanicus) with the Morris swim task. The performance of all 3 species and both sexes improved with training on the hidden-platform version of the Morris swim task, which indicates that all groups were able to learn to locate a spatial goal without local cues. Contrary to expectations, no evidence for a sex difference in spatial ability emerged in any of the species. These findings do not… CONTINUE READING