Time of experiment: 10 days
Author of the text is Iwona Standura.
Experiment was performed on two laboratory mice in our school. Mice weren't underfed- they were fed once a day at a certain time. In the first trial we measured the time which one mouse got to the food placed in the end of labyrinth. In the second experiment two mice were looking for the food. After five days we changed the localisation of food.
FIRST FIVE DAYS:
Each time mice went three times through the labyrinth and the time in which they got to the food was measured. The mice got to the food in 12 minutes and one did it in 10 min. On the next day it took them 10.39 min and 9.30 s. Our experiment was repeated 5 times. The results are in the tables.
Date: Time of one mous : center> 11.05.2001 center> 10 minutes 00 seconds 12.05.2001 center> 9 minutes 30 seconds 13.05.2001 center> 8 minutes 52 seconds 14.05.2001 center> 7 minutes 36 seconds 15.05.2001 center> 6 minutes 40 secondstab. 1
Date: Time of two mouse's: center> 11.05.2001 center> 15 minutes 48 seconds 12.05.2001 center> 12 minutes 36 seconds 13.05.2001 center> 10 minutes 07 seconds 14.05.2001 center> 9 minutes 00 seconds 15.05.2001 center> 6 minutes 58 secondstab. 2
The results prove that mice learnt a quick way to the food . Each time they covered the distance in shorter time and they made less mistakes.
NEXT 5 DAYS:After 5 days we changed the localisation of food. Mice got to the place were the food was previously and when it wasn't there they started to look for it wasn't there they started to look. Experiment was repeated 5 turies. The results are in the tabels.
Date: Time of one mous : center> 16.05.2001 center> 13 minutes 04 seconds 17.05.2001 center> 11 minutes 56 seconds 18.05.2001 center> 10 minutes 10 seconds 19.05.2001 center> 7 minutes 06 seconds 20.05.2001 center> 4 minutes 59 secondstab. 3
Date: Time of two mouse's: center> 16.05.2001 center> 15 minutes 48 seconds 17.05.2001 center> 12 minutes 36 seconds 18.05.2001 center> 10 minutes 07 seconds 19.05.2001 center> 9 minutes 00 seconds 20.05.2001 center> 6 minutes 58 secondstab. 4
- According to the results mice tearnt the easiest and shortest way to the food. After a change they also learnt the new way. The motivation was the good which was a prize for mice.
- One mouse learnt quicker than 2 mice. It proces that if the animal is alone it learns more efficiently than when it is disturbed by a companion.