Brain regions associated with psychological pain: implications for a neural network and its relationship to physical pain

@article{Meerwijk2012BrainRA,
  title={Brain regions associated with psychological pain: implications for a neural network and its relationship to physical pain},
  author={Esther L. Meerwijk and Judith M. Ford and Sandra J Weiss},
  journal={Brain Imaging and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={7},
  pages={1-14}
}
Research on brain areas involved in experiencing emotion and physical pain is abundant; however, psychological pain has received little attention in studies of the brain. The purpose of this systematic review was to provide an overview of studies on brain function related to psychological pain. The review was limited to studies in which participants experienced actual psychological pain or recalled a significant autobiographical event that may be assumed to have involved psychological pain… 
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