The Hamlet Test ®
Analyzing an alert sign of Alzheimer’s disease, disorientation in familiar surroundings, in nontransgenic and transgenic mouse models
A learning task analyzing animals’ ability to familiarize with a complex environment and decidedly adopting an anthropomorphic approach. The Hamlet Test apparatus mimics a small village, comprising a central agora and streets leading to functionalized houses. Animals can be trained in the hamlet for days or weeks in groups and their ability to orientate can be tested after short or long time periods, in normal or pathological conditions.