Scientific Articles: The emotional dimension of pain

Scientific Articles: The emotional dimension of pain

picture from the Science about An amygdalar neural ensemble

Knowledge is one of the most precious things in life, and as such a valuable thing it needs to be shared. I’ve decided to share the scientific articles that inspire me and brought me some new perspective or knowledge.

Here’s the first one. I hope you find it useful and interesting.

An amygdalar neural ensemble that encodes the unpleasantness of pain.

The emotional dimension of pain

The unpleasantness of pain is an emotional phenomenon distinct from pain’s sensory qualities. To study how the brain processes pain-related emotions, Corder et al. used in vivo neural calcium imaging in freely behaving mice. They identified brain circuits that respond to pain and directly tested their causal role in motivational behaviors associated with acute and chronic pain.

Science online magazine, January issue p. 276

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