Spinal modulation of nociception by music.

  title={Spinal modulation of nociception by music.},
  author={Mathieu Roy and Ariane Lebuis and Laurent Hugueville and Isabelle Peretz and Pierre Rainville},
  journal={European journal of pain},
  volume={16 6},
Numerous studies have demonstrated the capacity of music to modulate pain. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon remain unknown. In order to assess the involvement of descending modulatory mechanisms in the modulation of pain by music, we evaluated the effects of musical excerpts conveying different emotions (pleasant-stimulating, pleasant-relaxing, unpleasant-stimulating) on the spinally mediated nociceptive flexion reflex (or RIII), as well as on pain… CONTINUE READING
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