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Research maze puts images on floor, where rodents look
February 26, 2014
Visual acuity is sharpest for rats and mice when the animals are looking down. Researchers have found that rodents can learn tasks in a fourth to a sixth of the usual number of repetitions when visual stimuli are projected onto the floor of a maze rather than onto the walls. Findings are reported in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.
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