This week was like any other… Linear Track and W-Maze. Because two of the rats reached learning criteria, they were put on the W-Maze. They are doing well on the W-Maze. Thursday was pretty exciting because another team needed help on the Water Maze, so I was able to help them when I finished up with my rats. I had not done the Water Maze for a few weeks! My favorite test for the rats is actually the Water Maze. It is very fun to watch the rats learn how to use visual cues to swim to a hidden platform. There happened to be a stark difference between the performance of the younger rats and the older rats. The older rats were a lot slower and most could not find the platform even after a minute of swimming. This is all I have to say for this week!