Memory is one of the most complicated cognitive functions that make many complex behaviors possible. In this section, we highlight the various forms of memory and explain:

  • The brain areas involved in that particular memory form
  • The development of that type of memory in humans and rodents

We will also take a special look at the following more advanced aspects and how they pertain to memory:

  • Behavioral assays. We will go over the behavioral tests that are used in behavioral neuroscience practiced for testing that particular type of memory.
  • Pharmaceutical studies. We will highlight and discuss some drugs that affect the type of memory (positively or negatively) in rodent models, including their mechanism of action.
  • Disorders and abnormalities. Also, particular disorders, abnormalities or conditions which affect the type of memory (positively or negatively) in rodent models will be discussed. 

For related content, browse through our other Maze Engineers resource collections:

  • Paper Mazes: Did you know that mazes are also used to assess human cognition? Search through our Paper Mazes collection to learn about all the different types of mazes used in cognitive research focusing on humans. 
  • Mouse Ethogram: Similar to the Memory Dictionary, this is a comprehensive resource that lists detailed information that profiles all known mouse behaviors, including information on pharmaceutical studies, disease models, and different mouse strains that display this behavior. 
  • Strain Library: Another in-depth collection of articles offered by Maze Engineers. Browse through all the various mouse strains used in research and learn what is known about their genetics and how they are used in pharmaceutical studies. 

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