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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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Published
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10.1007/s11916-010-0103-0

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Institution:
Cambridge University
Department:
Division of Anaesthesia
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
FMRIB Centre
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Neurology
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Springer
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Current Pain and Headache Reports More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
124-131
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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1534-3081
ISSN:
1531-3433
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English
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2011-05-26

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