Author: Adrian Curtin
The radial arm maze was first used by (Olton and Samuelson, 1976) to investigate spatial memory and learning in rats. The maze consists of a central location with set number of similar paths radiating outwards. It has been extensively used for rat and mouse studies as well as for studies conducted in children and adults.
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