Behavioral performance of learners and swimmers in the water maze. (A), Both swimmers and learners decreased their swimming distances with repeated exposure to the maze. (B), While learners found the platform more quickly with repeated training, swimmers were exposed to one minute of swimming without a platform in the maze. (C), Swim speed was fairly constant for mice that learned to find the hidden platform, but decreased for mice that swam without a platform in the maze. (D), Mice trained to find the hidden platform exhibit a spatial bias for the target location during the probe trial, while mice that swam without a platform do not show spatial bias. Abbreviations: Rt Adj, right adjacent quadrant; L Adj, left adjacent quadrant; Opp, opposite quadrant.
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