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Imaging the neural correlates of cutaneous sensation and its modulation by psychological factors

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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...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division
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Publication date:
2003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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603838294
URN:
uuid:32760846-55a6-43db-87cc-d9a3a265ccb6
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td:603838294
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English
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