The Visual X maze or Visual-Stimuli 4-arm Maze (ViS4M), is used to quantitatively study visual and cognitive abilities in rodents. This apparatus can be used to assess disorders such as early functional decline associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease progression (Vit et al., 2021, Vit et al., 2020). It is an X-shaped apparatus that can be equipped with either light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to study color vision or different colored objects to study contrast vision in rodents.
The Visual X Maze (ViS4M) apparatus is composed of black acrylic walls attached to a glass or acrylic base. Each arm of the maze measures 45 cm in length, 10 cm in width, and 15 cm in height. Transparent and semi-transparent white floor plates are placed on the bottom level of each arm of the maze using small acrylic track brackets.
Maze Engineers offers the Visual X Maze (ViS4M).