Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Affective Component (Aspekt, Dimension) of Pain

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_119


Refers to that quality of the pain experience that causes pain to be unpleasant or aversive. It may be involved in the „suffering“ component of persistent pain, and could also involve separate neural pathways in the brain than those involved in the sensory-discriminative component of pain (discrimination and localization of a painful stimulus).

 Amygdala, Pain Processing and Behavior in Animals

 Hypnotic Analgesia

 Primary Somatosensory Cortex (S1), Effect on Pain-Related Behavior in Humans

 Primary Somatosensory Cortex (SI)

 Thalamo-Amygdala Interactions and Pain

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