The Water Escape T-maze apparatus is used to evaluate spatial learning and memory in rodents when placed in a stressful environment. The maze relies on water-escape motivated navigation to investigate behaviors and processes involved in learning and memory.
It consists of a long start alley that bifurcates into two goal arms to create a T-shaped apparatus. The goal arms are equipped with sliding doors where they meet the start alley. The apparatus comes with escape platforms that can be placed in the arms submerged below the water surface.
In general, the task involves the subject to learn the position of the escape platform placed in one of the goal arms.
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