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The rat is a medium-sized rodent from the genus Rattus. Rattus norvegicus (brown rat) is a model vertebrate reared in the laboratory for studying subjects such as genetics, physiology, disease and the effects of drugs.
This protocol describes how to use the paradigm for social transmission of food preference in rats to assess recent and remote associative olfactory memory and underlying processes, including encoding, consolidation, retrieval and forgetting.