- The Active Place Avoidance Arena is used to assess spatial navigation and memory in rodents.
- The rotating arena used in the Active Place Avoidance task eliminates the use of simple associations and forces the subject to keep moving to avoid the shock area.
- The shock sector of the arena is defined by distal room cues.
- The dry-arena makes Active Place Avoidance task suitable for evaluating spatial navigation performances of weanling rodents.
- Active Place Avoidance can be used as an effective tool for investigating the effects of brain lesions, pharmacological manipulations, and diseases on spatial learning and memory.