Cerebral cortex modulation of pain

  title={Cerebral cortex modulation of pain},
  author={Yu-feng Xie and Fu-quan Huo and Jing-shi Tang},
  booktitle={Acta Pharmacologica Sinica},
Pain is a complex experience encompassing sensory-discriminative, affective-motivational and cognitiv e-emotional components mediated by different mechanisms. Contrary to the traditional view that the cerebral cortex is not involved in pain perception, an extensive cortical network associated with pain processing has been revealed using multiple methods over the past decades. This network consistently includes, at least, the anterior cingulate cortex, the agranular insular cortex, the primary… CONTINUE READING


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