Accession Number: 2012.psy.136
Instrument Name: Wooden Maze
The wooden maze is made up of two planks of solid wood, attached together by two hinges on one side. A maze pattern is carved into the top plank of wood. Between the two planks a piece of paper with pencil markings that trace the same pattern as the maze.
Primary Materials: Wood, brass
Pen markings on top plank: hand-written numbers “1–15″ at all dead end points of maze.
Dimensions (cm): Height = 3, Width = 22, Length = 36.5
Ultimate function unknown. However, the sample paper between the two wood layers suggests that participants used a pen to run through the maze. Participants may have been blindfolded, since the pencil markings on the paper do not indicate a single line, but many lines around the edges of the carved wood surface. The instrument was potentially implicated in implicit memory and procedural learning tests.
Good. Minor scratches and pencil marks on top layer of wood. Wood slightly chipped at edges of the maze.
Date of Manufacture: c. 1960s?
Provenance: Department of Psychology, U of T
Donated to UTSIC: No