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
- 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.
- 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 maze. PloS one, 8(8), e73112. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073112