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Description: The zero maze consists of a circular platform that is equally divided into four quadrants. Two quadrants on opposite sides of the platform are enclosed by black walls; the other two quadrants are open. The maze is elevated above the floor and an overhead mounted camera and tracking system monitors activity of the mouse. At the start of testing a mouse is placed at the entrance of one of the closed arms and allowed to move freely. Anxiety is measured by the amount of time the mouse spends in the closed arms vs. the open arms of the maze.
Purpose: This is a task designed to monitor the levels of anxiety of mice.
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