Behaviour Analysis Letters
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Sighted and peripherally blinded groups of rats learned to obtain a small reward from each arm of an eight-arm parallel maze, and a sighted group was similarly trained on a radial maze. The parallel-sighted and parallel-blind groups were equally slow, and much slower than the radial-sighted group, to attain criterion performance. The three groups shared several response characteristics: selectively avoiding the most recently entered arms, frequently choosing adjacent arms, and an absence of 'spatial generalization' among the arms. The findings support a simple model proposing how subjects identify and choose among the maze-arms.
This is a postprint version of this article. It was originally published in Behaviour Analysis Letters.
Dale, R. H. I. (1982). Parallel-arm maze performance of sighted and blind rats: Spatial memory and maze structure. Behaviour Analysis Letters, 2(3), 127-139. Available from: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/facsch_papers/343