Anticipatory cortical responses during the expectancy of a predictable painful stimulation. A high-resolution electroencephalography study.

@article{Babiloni2003AnticipatoryCR,
  title={Anticipatory cortical responses during the expectancy of a predictable painful stimulation. A high-resolution electroencephalography study.},
  author={Claudio Babiloni and Alfredo Brancucci and Fabio Babiloni and Paolo Capotosto and Filippo Carducci and Febo Cincotti and Lars Arendt-Nielsen and Andrew C. N. Chen and Paolo Maria Rossini},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={1692-700}
}
In the present study, high-resolution electroencephalography techniques modelled the spatiotemporal pattern of human anticipatory cortical responses preceding expected galvanic painful stimuli (non-painful stimuli as a control). Do these responses reflect the activation of associative other than somatosensory systems? Anticipatory processes were probed by alpha oscillations (6-12 Hz) for the evaluation of thalamocortical channels and by negative event-related potentials for the evaluation of… CONTINUE READING