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The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Pain Modulation

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Existing knowledge identifies the prefrontal cortex (PFC) as the modulatory area for pain. Previous neuroimaging studies suggest the existence of the cortico-cortical pathway, an alternative pain modulatory pathway distinct from the descending modulatory pathway of pain. However, little is known of the extent, mechanism and underlying substrate of the modulation. The objective of this study is therefore to explore the role of the PFC in pain modulation. To examine the extent of PFC invol...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Pain Imaging Neuroscience
Oxford college:
Christ Church
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Anaesthetics,Nuffield Department of

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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:d959eb19-c859-48a4-9a29-2f120d6f629f
Local pid:
ora:6735

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