From the neuromatrix to the pain matrix, and back (Iannetti and Mouraux)

From the neuromatrix to the pain matrix (and back) G. D. Iannetti 1 and A. Mouraux2 (I actually met Iannetti at the IASP Congress held in Montreal this September 2010!) (1) Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK (2) Institute of Neurosciences (IONS), Université … Continue reading

Mapping Pain in the Brain

Mapping pain in the brain Source A D (Bud) Craig Many areas of the brain are involved in the experience of pain. These areas have been thought to form a distributed pain-processing ‘neuromatrix’ centred on the portions of the cerebral cortex related to the sense of touch. However, a new view suggests that specific pain … Continue reading

Reading and controlling human brain activation using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI)

Reading and controlling human brain activation using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging R. Christopher deCharms Omneuron 3T MRI Research Center, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences Vol.11 No.11 ABSTRACT Understanding how to control how the brain’s functioning mediates mental experience and the brain’s processing to alter cognition or disease are central projects … Continue reading

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