Activation of central sympathetic networks during innocuous and noxious somatosensory stimulation

@article{Maihfner2011ActivationOC,
  title={Activation of central sympathetic networks during innocuous and noxious somatosensory stimulation},
  author={Christian Maih{\"o}fner and Frank Seifert and Roberto DeCol},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2011},
  volume={55},
  pages={216-224}
}
Although pain is accompanied by autonomic nervous system responses, the cerebral circuits involved in the autonomic pain dimension remain elusive. Therefore, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and investigated brain processing associated with cutaneous sympathetic vasoconstrictor reflexes during noxious stimulation. When a classical fMRI analysis based on the applied block design was performed, we were able to detect activations well known to be engaged in the central… CONTINUE READING

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