A brain signature for acute pain

A. Vania Apkarian*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Wager and colleagues developed a functional MRI-based spatial and magnitude pattern for perception of acute pain, which seems to generalize across many task conditions and subjects. This is a strong demonstration of the existence of a pain signature and raises important questions regarding what pain and perception are.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-310
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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