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Delta-Maze Delta-Maze

The Delta-maze is a custom modification of the T-maze, a special design made possible by the extreme adaptability of our MultiMaze system 41500.

The newest scientific research approaches, based on the available current technologies, often combine different methods in the same test in order to obtain more detailed and more interesting data.  As an example, more and more often scientists need to measure EEG or use Optogenetics techniques during behavioral tests.

The idea behind the design of the Delta-Maze was to find a way to avoid handling the implanted animals during a standard T-Maze test; our multi-maze set-up was used, as its proprietary system of doors sliding underneath the floor, eliminates any hindrance to animals moving around even when connected to an optogenetics set-up and facilitates Videotracking.

The automated sliding doors and the two return arms enable the cabled animal, after making its choice in the T-maze, to come back to the Starting Box without any external interference.

The D-Maze was designed for the Weizmann Institute in Jerusalem

 

Credits

The Delta-Maze was born from an idea by Francesco Papaleo, PhD

 

    FEATURE BENEFIT
    New proprietary modular system Easy to design custom units on request
    Doors slide underneath the floor Unobstructed view for optimal videotracking even in optogenetics studies
    Each arm provided with its own motor Smooth and silent operation
    Manual or PC-driven mode Via TTL or USB connection
    General  
    Computer compatibility Direct connection to PC
    Power Requirement Universal input 85-264 VAC, 50-60Hz, 40 W max.
    TTL Inputs 8
    Door control Manual, TTL, or by PC
    Operating Temperature 10° to 40°C
    Sound Level Negligible
    Pollution Degree ≤ 2

    In behavioral science, a T-maze is a simple maze used in animal cognition experiments, shaped like the letter T, providing the subject, typically a rodent, with a straightforward choice.

    T-mazes are used to study how the rodents function with memory and spatial learning through applying various stimuli. The different tasks, such as left-right discrimination and forced alternation, are mainly used with rodents to test reference and working memory.

    In this custom model, the device is provided with return arms on both stems of the T: doors are controlled automatically.

    41505 Delta-Maze, complete: MultiMaze T-configuration, with “Start” Compartment, and return arms, with standard profile walls and automated doors

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