Brown2: Visual ability and spatial, motor and olfactory learning and memory in 14 inbred strains of mice (2004)

References   (chronological)

1.   Wong AA, Brown RE. Visual detection, pattern discrimination and visual acuity in 14 strains of mice. Genes Brain Behav. 2006 Jul;5(5):389-403.   PubMed 16879633  

2.   Brown RE, Wong AA. The influence of visual ability on learning and memory performance in 13 strains of mice. Learn Mem. 2007 Mar 8;14(3):134-44. Print 2007 Mar.   PubMed 17351136     FullText

3.   O'Leary TP, Savoie V, Brown RE. Learning, memory and search strategies of inbred mouse strains with different visual abilities in the Barnes maze. Behav Brain Res. 2011 Jan 20;216(2):531-42. Epub 2010 Aug 27.   PubMed 20801160  

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• Brown2 supplementary data
Participants Richard E Brown       Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA
Heather M Schellinck       Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA
Rhian K Gunn       Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA
Aimee A Wong       Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA
Timothy P O'Leary       Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA
With: Currie L, Hoffman N, Savoie V
ContactRichard E Brown     Lab web site
AcknowledgementsFunding provided by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC 7441); Generous funds from AstraZeneca R&D Boston were used to defray the cost of mice through the Mouse Phenome Project.
Project type Phenotype strain survey data set
MPD identifiersBrown2     MPD:225
Data changelog No updates/corrections.       Initial release date: 02/2008.
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Summary of procedures that were conducted
• Barnes circular maze Spatial learning and memory.
• Morris water maze Spatial learning and memory.
• rotarod Latency to fall from accelerating rotarod. 7 day trials.
• visual water box Spatial learning and memory.
• olfactory discrimination task Olfactory-related learning and memory.
Mice: inbred   14 strains   ♀♂   age 10-18wks   1 cohort