Behavioral experiments

In order to show that our experiments are physiologically relevant,

it is an essential step to show that they are having an effect in real, living animals.

For practical reasons, it is not always possible to see molecular or electrophysiological changes in vivo,

but we can examine the changes in cognitive processing through a number of behavioral tests in mice.

Using a variety of different paradigms, we can investigate the animals' spatial learning abilities,

fear learning, pain threshold, motor functions, anxiety levels and cognitive flexibility.

The behavior room is where we really see our science put into action and

is an essential stage in unraveling the inner workings of the mind.

Research Methods


Fear Conditioning

Morris Water Maze

Basal Locomotion Tests

Programmable Touch Screen

Optogenetics (combined with in vivo recording)