Interdisciplinary Neurobehavioral Core (INBC)
Medizinische Fakultät Heidelberg

Pain sensitivity


Reflex-based analysis


  • Plantar (Hargraeves) test

  • Hot / cold plate

  • von Frey test for mechanical sensitivity

  • Tail Flick


Non reflex-based analysis


  • Dynamic weight bearing test

  • Thermal place preference test


Analysis of emotional / motivational behaviors and spontaneous pain


  • Conditioned place preference (CPP)

  • Place escape avoidance paradigm (PEAP)

  • Ultrasonic vocalization


Novel tests for pain sensitivity


  • hole board test


  • running wheels

  • open field

  • Catwalk