Painby Bryan C. Hains
Pain explores the workings of the somatosensory and pain systems, how disorders can affect how we process information with these systems, and how pain can be treated. Our bodies receive information about the external environment and the internal state of our bodies through its sensory system. We receive and understand touch, thermal, and pain stimuli through this complex system, which is made up of specialized receptors that detect a wide range of stimuli and convert information into a neural code that the spinal cord and brain interpret as sensation. The interpretation of sensations can be affected by the nervous system, and through the use of surgery, medication, and the power of the mind.
About the Author:
Bryan C. Hains, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of neurology and conducts research on nerve injury and pain within the Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research at Yale University
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