An fMRI study of the anterior cingulate cortex and surrounding medial wall activations evoked by noxious cutaneous heat and cold stimuli.

@article{Kwan2000AnFS,
  title={An fMRI study of the anterior cingulate cortex and surrounding medial wall activations evoked by noxious cutaneous heat and cold stimuli.},
  author={Chun L. Kwan and Adrian P. Crawley and David J. Mikulis and Karen D. Davis},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={359-74}
}
The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and adjacent regions in the medial wall have been implicated in sensory, motor and cognitive processes, including pain. Our previous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies have demonstrated pain-related activation of the posterior portion of the ACC during transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and variable patterns of cortical activation with innocuous and noxious thermal stimuli in individual subjects. The present study represents… CONTINUE READING