Introducing the industry’s first collapsible RADIAL ARM MAZE!!
The Radial Arm Maze has eight arms arranged around a small circular central platform. Each arm has a door to allow or restrict access from the central platform to the respective arm. Each door is controllable by the Motor Monitor software to allow you complete control over each door’s actuation and the ability to track the animal’s movements on the maze. The Motor Monitor software also gives you the following Kinder Scientific Exclusive optional Advanced Graphic Comparator features!!
HotSpots - The HotSpots software is a graphical gradient display! Acquire instant, graphical comparisons of session results! No longer need to make assumptions with zone maps! This option is an extremely powerful aid in analyzing activity behavior! This feature is an excellent visual tool because you can open multiple windows to compare groups.
Playback - View the path of an animal from a data document; speed it up if desired. You can overlay a compatible zone map and see activity relative to the areas of interest and set the time-sliding time clocks to view only the period of interest. You can also trace the entire path of the animal and print the results.
OverTime - This option allows you to view the changes in activity Over Time. The chart zone metrics (Total Time, Rest Time, Distance, etc.) allow you to view these changes for multiple zones. Seeing how an animal or an ensemble of animals change as time changes allows for establishing baseline expectations as well as displaying a view of the changes that a drug causes over time.
Although the RADIAL ARM MAZE is primarily used to study spatial learning and memory in rats and mice, it is also used to study motor activity, cognition and reproduction/reproductive issues! It is truly a versatile research tool!
The basic function of Barnes maze is to measure the ability of a subject animal to learn and remember the location of a target zone using a conﬁguration of distal visual cues located around the testing area. The Barnes Maze consists of a circular table-like surface with a number of circular holes located around its circumference. Typically, the goal is for the animal to reach a box positioned beneath one of the holes with the aid of visual cues that surround the Barnes Maze
The Barnes Maze is often used to study spatial memory and learning, evaluate drugs and other chemicals for their effect on the animal’s cognition, study cognitive aspects of transgenic animals having genetic strains modeling diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, study the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on cognition and study searching strategies.
The Barnes Maze combines quality and robust construction with our Motor Monitor software, common to all our motor activity products, with the industry-leading post analysis routines for greater flexibility in analyzing data.
The Elevated Plus Maze has higher resolution and specially created measures that enhance your ability to quantify anxiety. For example, with beams mounted on the edge of the open arms, we capture the animal hanging its head over the edge. Going out on the cliff is one thing, hanging over the edge of it is another! And the Elevated Plus Maze’s high resolution can separate arms into multiple zones. These multiple zones report how far an animal retreats from the intersection into closed arms and how far it dares go into the open arms, a truly unique ability in quantifying the animal’s emotions!
As with all our activity systems, the Elevated Plus Maze system has been designed with advanced features and ease-of-use in mind. Motor Monitor’s post analysis software provides greater flexibility in analyzing and re-analyzing data based on different parameters. Constructed of high quality, square aluminum tubing that is precisely machined. This method allows you to collapse the Elevated Plus Maze in just a few minutes for storage! All surfaces that the animal comes into contact with are made of high quality cast Plexiglas and are also machined for accuracy.
Powered by our Motor Monitor software, our Zero Maze is the first of its kind. This well performing maze contains 32 beam pairs to accurately locate the subject, detecting transitions from open to closed and time in each zone is assured. It also contains the full set of Motor Monitor measures providing valuable behavioral insights to Fine Motor, Ambulations, and Pokes Into Zones – a proprietary measure exclusive from Kinder Scientific that differentiates whole body entries from minor head pokes into a zone. Pokes Into Zone measures one of the classic stretch-attend postures often assessed in anxiety studies.