This thesis looks at the central processing of two unpleasant sensations, itch and pain, and how these sensations can be modulated using psychological tools. The initial section focuses on the induction and modulation of thermal noxious stimuli and the way in which this is represented in the brain.
It is well known that pain can be modulated by distraction, and also which areas of the brain are frequently activated by noxious stimuli. The research reported here expands upon this know...Expand abstract
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- The digital copy of this thesis has been made available thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky
Imaging the neural correlates of cutaneous sensation and its modulation by psychological factors
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