Behavioral testing

Mazes and open fields

We offer a wide range of mazes and open fields for your standard tests. Custom-built and high quality. Check this overview of all mazes and learn more!

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Mazes and open fields

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

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 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 cage

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

Agora maze

The Agora maze is a new sociability test, also known as the Sociobox method. The Agora maze diagnoses social recognition deficits.

 


Conditioned place preference testing maze

Custom mazes

Lab requirements, as your research needs, might be quite unique. That is why we at Noldus offer you a wide range of tools, systems, and labs as customized as you need it to be. Even if you want to incorporate components your already own. Rely on our many years of experience with building setups and labs all over the world.

Examples of custom build setups are the Conditioned place preference testing (image on the left), or a large open field with NIR backlight.

 
 


Customer quote

“What I love about Noldus Information Technology is the personal attention and service. I am not dealing with a website or a call center in a remote country but with people whom I know by name, and who provide advice and on-site support during periodic visits.”

Prof. Dr. D. Pollak |Department of Neurophysiology and Neuropharmacology Medical University of Vienna, Austria

 


Automate your standard test

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!

 
 


Statistics

EthoVision XT has 25 years of experiences and evolution, is used at more than 2,000 sites worldwide, and is validated in thousands of publications in renowned journals.

 


Customer success story rimondini

Prof. Rimondini: "EthoVision XT is for dummies."

Prof. Roberto Rimondini has been using EthoVision XT video tracking software since its DOS version. His set up consists of the Morris water maze, Porsolt forced swim test, the elevated plus maze, open field, barnes maze... And even more!

Watch the video to learn more about why he chooses Noldus' tools.

 


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