The Maze Book

Theories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition

  • Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson

Part of the Neuromethods book series (NM, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Why? Foundations of Rodent Learning and Memory: Milestones, Mazes, and Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson, Jill M. Daniel, Stephanie V. Koebele
      Pages 37-72
    3. Richard G. M. Morris
      Pages 73-92
    4. Jena B. Hales, Robert E. Clark
      Pages 143-164
    5. Ashley M. Fortress, Karyn M. Frick
      Pages 165-210
    6. Sara B. Taylor, Cheryl D. Conrad, M. Foster Olive
      Pages 211-258
    7. Paul Coleman, Matthew Huentelman, Travis Dunckley
      Pages 285-298
    8. Joshua S. Talboom, Stephen G. West, Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson
      Pages 323-374
  3. How? The Mazes: Protocols and Practice to Test Rodent Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson
      Pages 433-440
    3. Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson
      Pages 441-449
    4. Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson
      Pages 451-454
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 455-457

About this book


This vibrant collection delivers a laboratory roadmap of testing cognition in the rodent. While rodents and mazes are the main center and focus of this book, many aspects in the field of learning and memory are discussed and detailed, spanning from the molecular to the human, with every chapter delivering a comprehensive review of historical milestones in order to provide context for past discoveries, new findings, and future studies. Didactic foundations, operational definitions, and theory, as well as practical experimental and apparatus set-up, data analysis, and interpretation instructions are included in the first part of the book, while part two contains step-by-step protocols, troubleshooting, and tips from experts in the field.

Authoritative and inspirational, The Maze Book: Theories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition serves as a detailed and practical manual for scientists wishing to implement these tools in their laboratories and for scholars interested in this powerful field.


Learning and remembering research Memory formation Rodent cognition Rodent mazes The engram Watermazes

Editors and affiliations

  • Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2158-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2159-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0893-2336
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6045
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