9780124269101

Pain and Touch

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  • ISBN13:

    9780124269101

  • ISBN10:

    0124269109

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-09-20
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
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Summary

Equal parts psychology and neuroscience, this comprehensive, state-of-the-art text on basic research and clinical practice covers peripheral cutaneous tactile information processing, sensory mapping, tactile exploratory behavior, neurophysiology of nociception and nociceptors in pain research, clinical scaling methods for psychopsyics of pain, and pain control, pathology, and therapeutics.

Table of Contents

History of Research on Touch
The Psychophysics of Tactile Perception and Its Peripheral Physiological Basis
Somatosensory Cortex and Tactile Perceptions
Nociception and Pain: Evolution of Concepts and Observations
Afferent Mechanisms of Pain
Measurement of Pain Sensation
Pathological Pain
Control of Pathological Pain
Chapter References
Index
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