Mazes and open fields

Open field

The open field test is a straight-forward test to investigate activity, anxiety-related and exploratory behavior of rodents.

Morris water maze

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

The elevated plus maze is a well-characterized behavioral paradigm, one of the most used tests for anxiety research.

Radial arm maze

The radial arm maze is test for spatial / working / reference learning and memory in rats and mice, for several sophisticated test protocols.

Barnes maze

The Barnes maze is a paradigm to study spatial learning and memory. It consists of a circular table with circular holes around the circumference.

T-maze

The T-maze task is an investigation of spatial learning and memory. Subsequently, reversal learning or retention can be investigated.

Y-maze

The Y-maze is, similar to the T-maze, a test to investigate spatial learning and memory. Specifically designed for testing rats or mice.

Cross maze

The aquatic cross maze is a multifunctional maze for zebrafish learning and memory testing, but also for social preference.

Zero maze

The elevated zero maze is very similar to the elevated plus maze, but lacks a center square. Gives an indication of anxiety versus exploration.

Light-dark box

The light-dark box is used to test the unconditioned anxiety response, based on the novel environment and the light/open space.

Fear conditioning

Fear conditioning and other learning tasks in rodents are typical in a wide range of neuropharmacological studies, amongst others.

Forced swim test

The (Porsolt) forced swim test, also known as the behavioral despair test, is used to test for depression-like behavior in both mice and rats.

Sociability test

The sociability cage is designed to test the social behavior or social memory of one individual towards others.

Custom mazes

Lab requirements might be quite unique. We offer you a wide range of tools, systems, and labs as customized as you need it to be.