State Based Memory, Learning and Behavior is a concept that the state of mind at the time of an event will predict how one might react if a similar situation should occur. But it also suggests that if a person wants to perform in a certain way the person needs to recreate the state of mind that will best suit that situation. An interesting experiment was done where rats were given a drug and taught to run a maze. When the sober rats were put in the maze, they didn’t perform as well. However, when under the influence of the drug, a second time, they recalled the series of the maze and performed well. This suggests that if a person studies in a relaxed state of mind that relaxed state of mind would be beneficial to perform well on the exam. A different state of mind might cause reduced performance on the exam.