Evolution of the neuromatrix theory of pain. The Prithvi Raj Lecture: presented at the third World Congress of World Institute of Pain, Barcelona 2004.

@article{Melzack2005EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the neuromatrix theory of pain. The Prithvi Raj Lecture: presented at the third World Congress of World Institute of Pain, Barcelona 2004.},
  author={Ronald Melzack},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={85-94}
}
  • Ronald Melzack
  • Published 2005 in
    Pain practice : the official journal of World…
The neuromatrix theory of pain proposes that pain is a multidimensional experience produced by characteristic "neurosignature" patterns of nerve impulses generated by a widely distributed neural network-the "body-self neuromatrix"-in the brain. These neurosignature patterns may be triggered by sensory inputs, but they may also be generated independently of them. Acute pains evoked by brief noxious inputs have been meticulously investigated by neuroscientists, and their sensory transmission… CONTINUE READING
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