Response strategies in the radial arm maze: Running around in circles

Sonja I. Yoerg, Alan C. Kamil

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The effects of the size of the central arena on the use of response strategies by rats on an eight-arm elevated maze were examined. The size of the central arena had no effect on accuracy, but the use of adjacent arms increased significantly with a larger central arena, regardless of the size of arena to which rats were first exposed. These results are interpreted in terms of foraging efficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)530-534
Number of pages5
JournalAnimal Learning & Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • General Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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