Environment types

19 maze types listed.

Mazes

Dimensions

Description

square_cage 2D It’s like a home cage, but with fresh bedding and pellets to eat
Head-fixed disc 1D Restricted Animal is head-fixed and positioned on a horizontal freely moving disc. The animal can spin the disk.
Forced swim test 3D The forced swim test, also known as the behavioral despair test, is used to test for depression-like behavior in both mice and rats.
Elevated zero maze 2D Restricted The elevated zero maze is very similar to the elevated plus maze, but lacks a center square. Gives an indication of anxiety versus exploration.
Y-maze 2D Restricted The Y-maze is, similar to the T-maze, a test to investigate spatial learning and memory. Specifically designed for testing rats or mice.
T-maze 2D Restricted The T-maze task is an investigation of spatial learning and memory. Subsequently, reversal learning or retention can be investigated.
Barnes maze 2D The Barnes maze is a paradigm to study spatial learning and memory. It consists of a circular table with holes around the circumference.
Morris water maze 2D The Morris water maze task is a popular and well-validated test for spatial learning: most-used behavioral test in neuroscience research
Elevated plus maze 2D Restricted The elevated plus maze is a well-characterized behavioral paradigm, one of the most used tests for anxiety research
Open field environment 2D An open field environment without walls typically raised above the floor.
Linear track 1D Restricted A simple linear track which only allows the animal to run back and forth along a linear trajectory.
Figure eight maze 2D Restricted A figure-8 maze where the animal can run along a outer square shared track and further along a centerline as well, which connects the outer track.
Circular track 2D Restricted A circular maze that only allows the animal to run in a circular fashion.
Radial arm maze 2D Restricted A simple homemade eight-arm radial arm maze with sidewalls to prevent interarm traverses The radial arm maze was designed by Olton and Samuelson in 1976 to measure spatial learning and memory in rats.[1] The original apparatus consists of eight equidistantly spaced arms, each about 4 feet long, and all radiating from a small circular central platform (later versions have used as few as three[2] and as many as 48 arms[3]). At the end of each arm there is a food site, the contents of which are not visible from the central platform.
Theta maze 2D Restricted A circular maze with a central arm going across the center of the circle.
Sleepbox 2D A sleepbox is a box, with sound and visual isolation from the outside surroundings. It isolates the animal from outside sound- and visual distractions. The animal will typically be located in its homecage inside the sleep box.
Cheeseboard maze 2D A circular disk maze with drilled holes in the maze for hidden rewards
Homecage 2D The homecage belonging to the animal.
Running wheel 0D A running wheel. The wheel can have another simple environment connecting to the wheel.