The virtual radial maze for Humans measures a wide range of performances during working memory or reference memory tasks.
The subject navigates in a 3D virtual 12-arms maze with the keyboard. The virtual world is composed of a circular central arena from which leave 12 arms. A door limits the access to the arms.
At the extremity of each arm, stairs lead to a small platform, which may contain a coin (reward).
Proximal and distal cues help the user to navigate in the maze.
The experimenter defines the experiment in details a priori, that is the succession of activations / deactivations of the doors and the appearance / disappearance of the rewards, set according to the behavior of the subject in the maze.