Morris Water Maze

The Morris water maze, developed in the 1980s in Scotland, is a behavioral assay that is widely used in neuroscience research.

  • Behavioral assessment: spatial learning, memory, cognitive function, magnetoreception
  • Brain region(s): hippocampus
  • Features: Our water maze comes equipped with a drainage system to allow for safe and efficient usage
  • Sold separately: video camera


  1. Augusto Foà, Francesca Basaglia, Giulia Beltrami, Margherita Carnacina, Elisa Moretto, Cristiano Bertolucci. Orientation of lizards in a Morris water-maze: roles of the sun compass and the parietal eye. Journal of Experimental Biology 2009 212: 2918-2924; doi: 10.1242/jeb.032987.
  2. Phillips, J. B., Youmans, P. W., Muheim, R., Sloan, K. A., Landler, L., Painter, M. S., & Anderson, C. R. (2013). Rapid learning of magnetic compass direction by C57BL/6 mice in a 4-armed ‘plus’ water mazePloS one8(8), e73112. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073112

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Dimensions 150 × 150 × 60 in


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