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The subjective experience of pain is affected by various modulating factors, such as the sufferer's level of anxiety or distraction. A recent study sheds light on the neural underpinnings of pain modulation and illustrates how we can advance towards an integrated psychological, neurobiological and clinical taxonomy of pain modulations.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tics.2015.02.007

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends Cogn Sci

Publication Date

04/2015

Volume

19

Pages

180 - 182

Keywords

brain, neurobiology, pain, pain modulation, psychology, taxonomy, Female, Humans, Male, Nociception, Nucleus Accumbens, Prefrontal Cortex