Date of Completion

Spring 5-11-2018

Thesis Advisor(s)

Etan Markus

Honors Major

Physiology and Neurobiology


Animal Studies | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms


When rats are running on a maze, what factors affect their latency? This project examines how time of day of training and hunger levels of the rats affect how long they take to complete the sessions of a behavioral task. A training day consists of three sessions, each with 20 runs. I hypothesize that the rats’ performance will improve if they are trained later in the day, if they are hungrier, and in successive sessions.