Capture and analyze more spatial learning data than ever using Barnes Maze’s 20 holes, all with dual photobeams-then ensure you’ve recorded every beam break using the barnes maze software, which will save all of your study data in a single file for easy retrieval.
Barnes Maze tracks how your subjects learn the spatial location of an intended target. Designed to test both rats and mice, the Barnes Maze is modeled after the maze invented by Carol Barnes of the University of Arizona.
The circular maze provides reinforcement to escape from the brightly lit, open platform surface to a small, dark recessed chamber located under the platform (the target box). Photobeams in each of the 20 holes record a significant amount of data related to exploration of incorrect “targets”.
False target boxes contribute to the accuracy of the data used to analyze your subject’s learning process. While too small to be entered, the false boxes look the same as the target box to your subject removing the possibility of inadvertent cues. Your barnes maze tests can be run with or without the false target boxes, depending on the needs of your study.
Two photobeams per hole will sense the subject’s poke into any of the Barnes Maze’s 20 holes. For every hole visited, beam breaks will be recorded.
Barnes Maze’s latest software gives you more flexibility and accuracy than ever. Not only is all of your data saved in one, easily accessed file—but you can define your complete study in advance by pre-assigning animals to specific stations for each session, and then assigning a predefined protocol to every test session.
The software will automatically record your session data and keep it all together in the study’s single file. When you are ready, display your data right on your computer monitor or choose to export it with one click to Microsoft® Excel or to a delimited file type(TAB, CSV, etc.). Other software features include:
Make sure you collect the most accurate data possible by defining each of your planned test sessions. You will be able to plan session parameters, set subject identifiers, assign subjects to specific test stations, and specify subject parameters such as dose level. To keep from losing any critical data, it will all be stored in a single file format.
The Barnes Maze software records the number of beam interruptions caused by the animal’s poking into a hole. Ensure accurate operation by viewing a real time display of beam breaks. When your sessions run automatically, you save time and eliminate run time decisions and data entry that can cause mistakes. Simply follow the Barnes Maze software instructions to execute the test session.
The Barnes Maze software makes table formatted results available for direct export to Microsoft® Excel or to a delimited file type(TAB, CSV, etc.) and automatically identifies data by column headers. Since the data is exported from a single file, you won’t lose critical information and you’ll save time by removing the need to aggregate multiple single files and possibly reformat them again.
The SDI Barnes Maze System is available in both rat and mice models. The diameter of the circular maze platform measures 36” for mice and 48” for rats, and both options include twenty exploration holes. Your study may dictate which color to purchase—white, black or beige—with white offering the most adverse environment
The SDI Barnes Maze System is available in both rat and mice models. The diameter of the Barnes Maze platform measures 36” for mice and 48” for rats, and both options include twenty exploration holes. Your study may dictate which color to purchase-white, black or beige-with white offering the most adverse environment.
|Weight||48 lbs.||25 lbs.|
|Start Tube (Height)||12"||8"|
|Start tube (Diameter)||8"||6"|