The Cincinnati Water Maze ( Multiple T-Maze or Labyrinthine Maze) is composed of nine intersecting “T’s”. This complex maze assess egocentric navigational learning and memory in rodents. As a result, the test must be performed in darkness to test an animal’s ability to navigate.
The maze can be filled with water as a motivation for the animal to move from the “START” point to “GOAL” platform.
All tests are performed in the dark to eliminate distal cues and activity is monitored with an infrared light emission and camera positioned above the maze with our camera stand and articulating arm.
All mazes can be enclosed (covered with a top) or elevated at least 70 cm off the floor with adjustable legs.
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