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Neural mechanisms of phantom limb pain

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After limb amputation, the majority of amputees report the presence of phantom limb pain (PLP), whereby chronic painful sensations are localised in the missing limb. In this thesis I assessed the potential neural mechanisms underlying PLP, with a set of experiments which evaluated a popular theory of PLP – the maladaptive plasticity model, and then explored alternative hypotheses of PLP.

First, I assessed one of the long-held, implicit assumptions of the maladaptive plasticity mode...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Name:
MRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Programme:
Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences Scholarship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2023-04-19

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