Transient Memory in Albino Rats

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Science  27 Mar 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3352, pp. 842-843
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3352.842-a


Rats were trained on the repeated reversal of a position habit in a T-maze. Test trials of memory were given at varying intervals after the completion of each reversal. Those animals exhibiting a consistent preference for one side failed to retain the effects of training to the non-preferred side for more than a few minutes.