Towards a taxonomy of pain modulations

Markus Ploner, Ulrike Bingel, Katja Wiech

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The subjective experience of pain is affected by various modulating factors, such as the sufferer's level of anxiety or distraction. A recent study sheds light on the neural underpinnings of pain modulation and illustrates how we can advance towards an integrated psychological, neurobiological and clinical taxonomy of pain modulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2015


  • Brain
  • Neurobiology
  • Pain
  • Pain modulation
  • Psychology
  • Taxonomy


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