Learning and Memory: PDF OnlyBratt Alison M.; Kelly, M. Elizabeth; Domeney, Annette M.; Naylor, Robert J.; Costall, BrendaNeuroReport: October 1994 Buy Abstract THE 5-HT, receptor antagonist ondansetron has previously been reported to improve cognition in the mouse, rat and marmoset in a variety of behavioural paradigms. The present study used the Stone maze to test the effect of ondansetron on the deficit caused by scopolamine in the performance of a highly complex spatial memory task in the rat. Ondansetron administered over a large dose range (1.0 ng kg-1-1.0 mU kg-1, i.p., b.d.) for a period of 10–15 days failed to attenuate the scopolamine deficit. Indeed at one dose level ondansetron (100 ng kg-1, i.p., b.d.) administered in combination with scopolamine (0.5 mg kg-1, i.p.) significantly potentiated the deficit, compared with the performance of rats receiving scopolamine alone. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.