N M wrote:
>> Currently I am taking a senior design course wherein we must revamp the
> Morris Water Maze. One of our goals is characterizing rat behavior as it
> swims through the maze. However, we currently do not have any data to
> analyze (the pool is being built and image tracking software is being
> developed). Does anyone have any data (locations of rats) that they would
> be willing to share? I'm trying to determine if the rat displays
> thigmotaxis, random searching or direct finding. Do you know of any specifc
> methods that are currently used to characterize behavior? Do certain
> latency times correspond to different behaviors?
>> I would appreciate any and all help.
>> Thank you,
There might be a relevant review in Nat Neurosci by Eichenbaum from a
couple of years ago. He covers some interesting results of that task.
There are several variations on this task available in the lit.