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Investigating the role of memory on pain perception using FMRI

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It is now widely accepted that the experience of pain is subject to cognitive influences that may determine the severity of subjectively perceived pain. Many of these top-down factors rely on memory-based processes, which in turn are related to prior experience, learned beliefs and behaviours about pain. As such, memory for pain heavily contributes to the physical pain experience. We posit that pain memory is bidirectional in that following each painful event a trace is stored and that these ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Research group:
FMRIB, Pain Group
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2012-05-15

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