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ANY-maze

Behavioural tracking software

   
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You simply draw directly over the video picture, to show ANY-maze which part of the image is the apparatus

Using a selection of standard drawing tools, you can both draw the outline of the apparatus and also divide the apparatus up into any number of different areas, which can be used to define zones and sequences (see below).
ANY-maze will report more than 30 different measures for the apparatus as a whole, such as distance travelled, rotations of the animal's body, maximum speed, etc.

Review the list of measures ANY-maze can report for the apparatus

 

ANY-maze reports more than 60 different measures for each zone

You can set up any number of different zones, where a zone consists of one or more of the areas in the apparatus drawing.

Review the list of measures ANY-maze can report for a zone

 

You can set up Points to identify specific locations of interest

You can set up any number of different points - for example, each of the two objects in the image could be a point, and ANY-maze will report a wide range of measures for each one.

Review the list of measures ANY-maze can report for a point

 

Use sequences to detect movement between different parts of the apparatus

A sequence consists of a number of steps - for example, the animal moving from arm A to arm B and then to arm C in a Y-maze.
Sequences can be used to automatically detect such things as the animal swimming right round the edge of a water-maze, or moving from one side to the other of a place preference box, or performing Spontaneous alternations in a Y-maze.

Review the list of measures ANY-maze can report for a sequence

 

You can change almost anything at any time

The definitions of zones, points and sequences (and indeed almost everything else in ANY-maze) can be altered before, during or even after an experiment has been performed.
For example, you might perform a water-maze experiment without including a Thigmotaxis zone - but this wouldn't prevent you from adding one afterwards. ANY-maze would simply re-analyse the tracking data and almost instantly report the results for the new zone - watch the video to the left to see this in action.

 

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