Functional neuroanatomy of nociception and pain

  title={Functional neuroanatomy of nociception and pain},
  author={Ana Hladnik and Zdravko Petanjek},
Pain is a complex sensory state based on the integration of a variety of nociceptive inputs processed centrally through many parallel and overlapping neural systems. The traditional anatomical concept implies that nociceptive information is dominantly used to generate and regulate perception of pain through one major sensory pathway. It becomes recognized that experiencing the affective component of the pain is at least as important as perception. Also, nociceptive information is strongly… CONTINUE READING