We investigate how pain and temperature perception emerges from complex interactions in the central nervous system in humans. We focus on understanding population-level mechanisms and neural dynamics in the human brain and spinal cord associated with the perception and misperception of pain and other bodily sensations. Our techniques include psychophysics, electro- and magneto-encephalography (EEG, MEG), and spinal and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Our research involves healthy individuals, as well as patients suffering from chronic pain.
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