Terence King

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Prior research has shown that exposure to shock can induce a decrease in pain reactivity (hypoalgesia). The present experiments show that, at the same time points that subjects are less responsive to radiant heat applied to the tail (the tail-flick test), tailshock elicits enhanced motor reactivity and vocalization. This enhanced responsiveness, or(More)
Nociceptive processing within the human brain takes place within two distinct and parallel systems: the lateral and medial pain systems. Current knowledge indicates that the lateral system is involved in processing the sensory-discriminative aspects of pain, and that the medial system is involved in processing the affective-motivational aspects of pain.(More)
The present study examined the way in which an indirect partial deafferentation of the medial portion of the ventrobasal complex (VPM/VPL) induced by neonatal transection of the infraorbital nerve (ION) altered the structural and functional properties of its constituent neurons. This manipulation significantly reduced the volume of the contralateral(More)
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