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Maze Suite 1.0: A complete set of tools to prepare, present, and analyze navigational and spatial cognitive neuroscience experiments
Behavior Research Methods
  • Hasan Ayaz
  • Sarah Levin Allen, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
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Abstract
Maze Suite is a complete set of tools that enables researchers to perform spatial and navigational behavioral experiments within interactive, easy-to-create, and extendable (e.g., multiple rooms) 3-D virtual environments. Maze Suite can be used to design and edit adapted 3-D environments, as well as to track subjects' behavioral performance. Maze Suite consists of three main applications: an editing program for constructing maze environments (MazeMaker), a visualization/rendering module (MazeWalker), and an analysis and mapping tool (Maze Viewer). Each of these tools is run and used from a graphical user interface, thus making editing, execution, and analysis user friendly. MazeMaker is a .NET architecture application that can easily be used to create new 3-D environments and to edit objects (e.g., geometric shapes, pictures, landscapes, etc.) or add them to the environment effortlessly. In addition, Maze Suite has the capability of sending signal-out pulses to physiological recording devices, using standard computer ports. Maze Suite, with all three applications, is a unique and complete toolset for researchers who want to easily and rapidly deploy interactive 3-D environments. Copyright 2008 Psychonomic Society, Inc.
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This article was published in Behavior Research Methods, Volume 40, Issue 1, Pages 353-359.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BRM.40.1.353.

Copyright © 2008 Springer.

Citation Information
Hasan Ayaz and Sarah Levin Allen. "Maze Suite 1.0: A complete set of tools to prepare, present, and analyze navigational and spatial cognitive neuroscience experiments" Behavior Research Methods Vol. 40 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 353 - 359
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_levinallen/4/