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Unravelling the mystery of pain, suffering, and relief with brain imaging.

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In humans, the experience of pain and suffering is conveyed specifically by language. Noninvasive neuroimaging techniques now provide an account of neural activity in the human brain when pain is experienced. Knowledge gleaned from neuroimaging experiments has shaped contemporaneous accounts of pain. Within the biopsychosocial framework, nociception is undoubtedly required for survival, but is neither necessary nor sufficient for the consciousness of pain in humans. Pain emerges from the brai...

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10.1007/s11916-010-0103-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Role:
Author
Journal:
Current pain and headache reports
Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
124-131
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1534-3081
ISSN:
1531-3433
URN:
uuid:120cf857-5510-4e99-9f5a-56d7c241b68c
Source identifiers:
243705
Local pid:
pubs:243705

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