From somatosensation to pain: healthy and aberrant mechanisms of perception
• 大类 : 医学 - 2区
• 小类 : 神经成像 - 1区
• 小类 : 神经科学 - 2区
• 小类 : 核医学 - 2区
Somatosensation is arguably our most basic sense, informing our immersion in the physical world and directing behaviour through active inference. Its extreme - pain - is a primal warning against physical harm and has deep clinical significance. Despite these considerations, compared to vision, the somatic senses have received relatively little study.
The goal of this special issue is to provide both an overview of the outstanding issues of the field, and a sample of cutting edge neuroimaging research within the context of somatosensation and pain perception. Topics include, but are not limited to: somato-sensation in brain and spinal cord; somatosensation, active inference and motor control; dynamic changes in somatosensation [e.g. neuroplasticity, changes across the life-span]; the recovery of somatosensation following brain injury; brain mechanisms of acute or chronic pain; brain stimulation and prosthetics for somatosensation/pain control.