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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Peter Goadsby.

in Brain's Diseases of the Nervous System

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Pain Medicine. 15409 words.

Migraine is an episodic brain disorder that affects about 15 per cent of the population (Lipton et al. 2001; Steiner et al. 2003), can be highly disabling (Menken et al. 2000), and has been...

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Neuropathic Pain: A Brief Conceptual History

Howard L. Fields.

in Neuropathic Pain

June 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; Anaesthetics; Pain Medicine. 7675 words.

Pain is a familiar part of life for most people and is an expected symptom of many injuries and diseases. Thankfully, over the past century, tremendous progress has been made in our...

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Reassessing cortical reorganization in the primary sensorimotor cortex following arm amputation

Tamar R. Makin, Jan Scholz, David Henderson Slater, Heidi Johansen-Berg and Irene Tracey.

in Brain

August 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Disorders of the Nervous System; Neuropathology. 4531 words.

The role of cortical activity in generating and abolishing chronic pain is increasingly emphasized in the clinical community. Perhaps the most striking example of this is the maladaptive...

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Corticolimbic anatomical characteristics predetermine risk for chronic pain

Etienne Vachon-Presseau, Pascal Tétreault, Bogdan Petre, Lejian Huang, Sara E. Berger, Souraya Torbey, Alexis T. Baria, Ali R. Mansour, Javeria A. Hashmi, James W. Griffith, Erika Comasco, Thomas J. Schnitzer, Marwan N. Baliki and A. Vania Apkarian.

in Brain

July 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuropathology; Disorders of the Nervous System; Pain Medicine. 8622 words.

See Tracey (doi:10.1093/brain/aww147) for a scientific commentary on this article.

Mechanisms of chronic pain remain poorly understood. We tracked brain...