Enter the Honeycomb maze: a new gold standard for spatial navigation?

Written by Lauren Pulling, Editor

This month saw the publication of a paper in Nature describing a new test to study hippocampal-dependent spatial navigation: the Honeycomb maze. Designed to overcome challenges presented by current tests, the new maze has been in development for over a decade while different technologies and configurations were tested. The maze comes from the lab group of John O’Keefe, 2014 laureate of the Nobel Prize for his work on the discovery of place cells. Here, we speak to Ruth Wood, MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow in the O’Keefe group at University College London (UCL; London, UK), and one of the lead...

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