Spatial learning of an escape task by young corn snakes,Elaphe guttata guttata

  title={Spatial learning of an escape task by young corn snakes,Elaphe guttata guttata
  author={David A. Holtzman and Timothy William Rhys Harris and Guillermo Aranguren and Elizabeth Bostock},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Spatial learning is critical to most animals for many behaviours necessary to survival. In vertebrates, most studies on spatial learning and memory have been conducted in mammalian and avian species with few studies on reptiles. We examined spatial learning in the corn snake, Elaphe guttata guttata by training 17 young snakes to find the one open shelter in an eight-hole arena, where the entrance was not visible from the arena surface. Over a 16-trial, 4-day training period, snakes showed (1) a… 
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