The hierarchical maze was built as a result of an experiment carried out by Olton et al.(1979), to assess spatial memory in rats.
The maze consists of a center platform with eight primary arms and three branching secondary arms at the end of each primary arm.
In the experimental procedure, by placing food at the end of each secondary arm, 24 different spatial positions were created in which rewards could be collected. Rats very rapidly came to collect all eight rewards with a very low level of repeating entrance into the same arm.
Mazeengineers offers the hierarchal maze for both mice and rats. Custom coloring and customization available upon request.
Price & Dimensions
- Center platform width: 20.4cm
- Central platform length: 8.4cm
- Length of arms prior to divergence: 30.1cm
- Length of arms after divergence: 20.8cm
- Width of arms: 5.2cm
- Secondary angles branch off primary angles at: 400
- Height of maze from above the ground: 40.9cm.
- Center platform width: 30.5cm
- Central platform length: 12.6cm
- Length of arms prior to divergence: 45cm
- Length of arms after divergence: 31cm
- Width of arms: 7.7cm
- Secondary angles branch off primary angles at:400
- Height of maze from above the ground: 61cm.