Out-Thinking Pain: How the Mind can Control Pain


Dr. Catherine Bushnell, President of the Canadian Pain Society, gives a dynamic presentation on how brain scans show that psychological factors have an important influence on pain perception. Both in the clinic and in experimental settings, it has been shown that distraction reduces pain. Further, negative emotions increase pain, whereas positive emotions have the opposite effect. Other more complex psychological states alter the way we feel pain. View on vimeo.com
Posted on: 08/18/2013, by : Jacqui

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