MazeScan automates the analysis of experiments conducted on all types of mazes including Elevated Plus Maze, Zero Maze, Radial Arm Maze, Y‐ or T‐ Maze, etc.
Elevated Plus Maze test rests on the premise of the naturalist conflict between the tendency of rodents to explore a novel environment and the aversive properties of a brightly lit open area. Rodents prefer the closed arms but will venture out into the open arms, only if they wish to do so. Similarly, a Zero Maze is comprised of a brightly lit open area alternating with dark covered areas that form the annulus of an elevated circular runway. Entries into the open areas and time spent in the open areas are quantified over the experiment session.