Psychological and neural mechanisms of the affective dimension of pain.

  title={Psychological and neural mechanisms of the affective dimension of pain.},
  author={Donald D. Price},
  volume={288 5472},
  • D. Price
  • Published 9 June 2000
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Science
The affective dimension of pain is made up of feelings of unpleasantness and emotions associated with future implications, termed secondary affect. Experimental and clinical studies show serial interactions between pain sensation intensity, pain unpleasantness, and secondary affect. These pain dimensions and their interactions relate to a central network of brain structures that processes nociceptive information both in parallel and in series. Spinal pathways to limbic structures and medial… 

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