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Video tracking & Mazes

There is a wide range of mazes available and described in literature for the behavioral assessment of animal models. For objective data collection, video tracking software is a must. We offer any type of maze, standard or custom, and always perfectly suited for video tracking with EthoVision® XT. We also offer package deals!

Why you should use EthoVision XT

  • A cost-effective solution for all standard behavioral tests.
  • High-throughput and high-content testing.
  • Powerful data selection and analysis tools for insightful results.
  • Video overlays in every step of your experiment: you are in control of your data.

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Mazes and open fields

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Open field test

Open field

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

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

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

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

Barnes maze

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

T-maze

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

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

Cross maze

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

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

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

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

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

Sociability test

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

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.

Customer testimonial

“The tracking software is extraordinary! Keep the good work going. You make our lives easy and each new version of EthoVision is testimony to the fact that the company is frankly put, the best at its game in the world. We appreciate this very much!”

Dr. D. Wolmarans  |  North-West University, South Africa


Zebrafish research

The zebrafish has become an important vertebrate model to study (developmental) neurobiology and behavior, toxicology, and translational research. By using video tracking, you will be able to track the movement and activity of your zebrafish.

An ideal solution for performing zebrafish research is DanioVision, the complete system designed for experiments with zebrafish larvae, which gives you a total solution to study stereotypic and epileptic behaviors, circadian rhythmicity, motor control, movement disorders, neural development, and more.

Zebrafish research - Video tracking and mazes

How does EthoVision XT work?

EthoVision XT is a software platform. You can start with Base, which is all you need to perform experiments with one animal in one arena per trial (such as a water maze test). Add-on different modules to study social interaction, or to control external hardware such as doors, lights, food dispensers, and optogenetics. Integrate data feedback from feeding monitors or running wheels, or physiological data.


Dr. Do Rego: "Automatic measurements makes us gain in quality."

Dr. Jean-Claude do Rego and Dr. Jean-Luc do Rego of the Behavioral Analysis Facility of the University of Rouen (Service Commun d’Analyse Comportementale, SCAC), are evaluating the behavioral and functional activities of new pharmacological drugs.



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