Daniel Le Bars, Samuel W. Cadden

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter discusses the modeling of human pain in rats. Topics covered include models of chronic pain, behavioral reactions, stimulus and response, requirements for models of nociception, tests based on the measurement of reaction time for escape behavior, test based on the measurement of threshold for escape behavior, and tests based on the observation of behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe behavior of the laboratory rat
Subtitle of host publicationa handbook with tests
EditorsIan Q. Whishaw, Bryan Kolb
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863891
ISBN (Print)9780195162851
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Behavioral tests
  • Escape behavior
  • Human pain
  • Laboratory rats
  • Nociception
  • Pain modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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