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Rats acquire win-stay more readily than win-shift in a water escape situation



Rats acquire win-stay more readily than win-shift in a water escape situation



Learning & Behavior 16(3): 303-311



Independent groups of Sprague-Dawley rats were found to acquire a win-stay, but not a win-shift, escape response in a circular water maze in each of three experiments that varied with respect to swim time and distance prior to escape following an incorrect first choice. The subjects were given pairs of trials; an information trial and a test trial, separated by 10 min. On the information trial the camouflaged escape platform was randomly placed in one of two positions.

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DOI: 10.3758/bf03209081


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