A leg to stand on: Learning creates pain

N. Birbaumer, H. Flor

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Abstract

The persistence of both inflammatory and neuropathic pain can only be explained when learning processes are taken into account in addition to sensitizing mechanisms. Learning processes such as classical and operant conditioning create memories for pain that are based on altered synaptic connections in supraspinal structures and persist without peripheral input.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-442
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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