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Radial Arm Maze (8 Arm): Navigating Spatial Learning in Rodents

The Radial Arm Maze, equipped with eight arms, serves as a powerful tool for testing spatial, working, and reference learning in rodents. In this maze, food is strategically placed at the end of selected arms. Rodents must learn to enter each arm without revisiting arms they’ve already explored or entering arms without food, which is labeled as non-baited arms. Repeated entries into the same arm represent working memory errors, while entering non-baited arms reflects reference memory errors. This page explores the purpose, benefits, technical specifications, and how VJ Instruments offers a complete tracking solution for Radial Arm Maze experiments.
Purpose of the Radial Arm Maze

The Radial Arm Maze is designed to investigate various aspects of learning and memory in rodents. Its key applications include:

  • Assessing spatial, working, and reference learning by strategically placing food rewards in the maze.
  • Calculating a wide range of parameters related to working and reference memory.
  • Offering flexibility to choose the size of the Radial Arm Maze that best suits the specific research requirements.
Exploring VJ Instruments’ Radial Maze

VJ Instruments’ Radial Arm Maze is built to meet the highest standards, utilizing premium materials for robust and reliable performance. The maze comprises eight arms, offering an array of features:

  • Material and Customization: High-quality construction and availability in a wide range of custom colors to cater to individual preferences.
  • Package Inclusions: The Radial Arm Maze is part of a comprehensive package that includes a Licensed MazeMaster video tracking software, a camera, cables, IR lights, light fixtures, and a PC. This versatile package can be employed for testing in various other mazes manufactured by VJ Instruments, including the T-Maze, Y-Maze, Morris Water Maze, Barnes Maze, Elevated Zero Maze, Open Field Maze, and more.
Tracking in the Radial Arm Maze

VJ Instruments offers an all-inclusive tracking solution to researchers conducting experiments within the Radial Arm Maze. The tracking process involves the following steps:

  • Maze Center Placement: Rodents are placed in the center of the maze to begin their exploration.
  • Camera Monitoring: A camera positioned directly above the maze continuously observes the rodent’s movements.
  • Data Collection: The camera is connected to a PC equipped with MazeMaster software, which records essential parameters. This includes the latency to the first arm entry, the number of entries to each arm, distance traveled, and time spent in each arm.
  • Trajectory Analysis: MazeMaster software provides a detailed trajectory of the rodent’s movements, enabling comprehensive analysis of their behavior.

In conclusion, the Radial Arm Maze is a valuable tool for delving into spatial, working, and reference learning in rodents. VJ Instruments offers a comprehensive solution, enhancing the precision and ease of conducting experiments, making it an ideal choice for researchers in the field of behavioral science.

The Radial Arm Maze is available in two versions, customized for mice and rats. Below are the technical specifications for each:

Arm Length35cm50cm
Arm Width5cm10cm
Arm Wall Height35cm50cm
Standard ColorBlack 
Other Color OptionsWhite, Grey, Color as per choice on order 
Model No.VJRM-02MVJRM-01R

These specifications ensure that the Radial Arm Maze is tailored to meet the specific needs of research involving mice and rats, providing a precise platform for experimentation.

Note: VJ Instruments is committed to continuous product development and improvement. As a result, specifications may be subject to change without prior notification.



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Frequently Asked Questions

A Radial Maze is a specific type of maze used in behavioral research. It is designed with a central hub and multiple arms extending outward. Its main purpose is to assess spatial working memory and reference memory in rodents.

Radial Mazes are characterized by their radial arm design, setting them apart from other mazes like the T-Maze or Y-Maze. They typically feature multiple arms extending from a central point.

Radial Mazes are primarily used to evaluate spatial memory, particularly working memory and reference memory. Researchers use them to understand how rodents remember and navigate through space.

In Radial Maze experiments, rodents are typically required to explore the maze to find food rewards. Working memory is assessed by measuring whether they revisit arms, while reference memory is tested by consistently placing food rewards in specific arms.

Researchers commonly gather data related to the number of arms visited before finding food, the order in which arms are chosen, time taken to locate food, and various other parameters that help assess spatial memory.

Radial Mazes offer valuable insights into spatial working memory and reference memory, providing a window into the cognitive processes and abilities of rodents.

The versatility of Radial Mazes and their ability to assess multiple cognitive aspects make them a valuable tool for researchers studying memory and learning in rodents.

Insights derived from Radial Maze experiments can be applied to understanding memory-related disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and drug testing.

Proper hygiene and maintenance of Radial Mazes are essential. Regular cleaning and sterilization are necessary to prevent contamination and maintain consistent experimental conditions.

Radial Mazes can be adapted for various animal models, broadening their applicability to a wide range of studies in neuroscience, psychology, and pharmacology.

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