Brain rhythms of pain

Ploner, M., Sorg, C. and Gross, J. (2017) Brain rhythms of pain. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21(2), pp. 100-110. (doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2016.12.001) (PMID:28025007) (PMCID:PMC5374269)

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Pain is an integrative phenomenon that results from dynamic interactions between sensory and contextual (i.e., cognitive, emotional, and motivational) processes. In the brain the experience of pain is associated with neuronal oscillations and synchrony at different frequencies. However, an overarching framework for the significance of oscillations for pain remains lacking. Recent concepts relate oscillations at different frequencies to the routing of information flow in the brain and the signaling of predictions and prediction errors. The application of these concepts to pain promises insights into how flexible routing of information flow coordinates diverse processes that merge into the experience of pain. Such insights might have implications for the understanding and treatment of chronic pain.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gross, Professor Joachim
Authors: Ploner, M., Sorg, C., and Gross, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Publisher:Elsevier (Cell Press)
ISSN (Online):1879-307X
Published Online:23 December 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences 21(2):100-110
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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597051Natural and modulated neural communication: State-dependent decoding and driving of human Brain Oscillations.Joachim GrossWellcome Trust (WELLCOME)098433/Z/12/ZINP - CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROIMAGING