Geometric Arena Task

Posted by Admin | 07/30/2014 | Gallery, Maze

Author: Adrian Curtin


These Mazes are based on the Rectangle Geometric Arena task performed originally by (Cheng, 1986). The environment consist of a rectangular room with 4 marked corners whose symbols are varied with the protocol. This task and variants of it have been of use in many environments and used in experimentation for rat, chicks, children and adults to study spatial reorientation in various environments.

Cheng, K. (1986). A purely geometric module in the rat’s spatial representation. Cognition23(2), 149–78. Retrieved from

Hermer, L., & Spelke, E. (1994). A geometric process for spatial reorientation in young children. Nature. Retrieved from

Hermer, L., & Spelke, E. (1996). Modularity and development: the case of spatial reorientation. Cognition61(3), 195–232. Retrieved from

Vallortigara, G. (2005). Reorientation by geometric and landmark information in environments of different size. Developmental Science8(5), 393–401. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7687.2005.00427.x

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