Navigation Links
Seeing is relieving
Date:10/29/2009

An f1000 evaluation examines how pain relief improves greatly when the sufferer can actually see the area where the pain is occurring.

In an Anglo-Italian study, thirty healthy subjects were invited to look at either their own hand, the experimenter's hand, or an object, while their hand was subjected to laser-induced pain.

The results, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, showed that, when the sufferer could see their own hand, they felt less pain than if they were looking at the experimenter's hand or a neutral object. Longo and colleagues found there were subjective (self-report) and objective (brain potential) measures of the person's pain sensation.

Researchers also found the result was the same whether the subjects were looking at their actual hand or a mirror image; the latter using a technique previously used to reduce phantom limb pain in amputees.

Importantly, this is the first time such an experiment has been done on subjects who did not suffer from pre-existing body image issues.

Faculty of 1000 reviewer Alumit Ishai, of the University of Zurich, was very impressed. "These novel findings suggest that viewing the body modulates the subjective perception of pain," she said. "Although the mechanism that mediates this analgesic effect is unclear the potential therapeutic implications for patients with chronic pain are huge."


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Pogonowski
press@f1000.com
Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Seeing previously invisible molecules for the first time
2. Seeing the tree from the forest: Predicting the future of plant communities
3. Seeing stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease
4. Seeing through the skin
5. Crystal (eye) ball: Study says visual system equipped with future seeing powers
6. Seeing Alzheimers amyloids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... when it is related to ability that we already ... new melody more easily than learning how to hit ... for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)a joint program ... discovered a fundamental constraint in the brain that may ... in the Aug. 28, 2014, issue of Nature ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... University of Utah biologist agan Sekercioglu, who campaigns to ... nation,s highest science prize, which is similar to the ... five researchers picked for 2014 the top awards by ... Three researchers won the Science Award and two ... equivalent to the Science Award but for scientists who ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... by the Volunteer Wildfire Services of South Africa as ... warned residents in certain parts of the province on ... A high veld fire danger rating is expected in ... Great Kei and Mnquma area. Strong winds often ... thunderstorms bring lightning strikes and subsequent fire and the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Pitt and Carnegie Mellon engineers discover why learning can be difficult 2Pitt and Carnegie Mellon engineers discover why learning can be difficult 3University of Utah biologist wins Turkey's top science prize 2
... National Library of Medicine (NLM) today launched the ... ), an important step toward efficient electronic exchange ... site was created in collaboration with the Office ... the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the ...
... In a first step toward engineering a drug-free Cannabis ... researchers have identified genes producing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ... to new and better drugs for pain, nausea and ... September issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany ...
... MoU was signed today between Research Councils UK (RCUK) ... So Paulo, strengthening existing valuable research links between the ... UK researchers to apply for funding through a single ... barriers facing international research collaboration. Researchers joined ministers and ...
Cached Biology News:New Web site promotes interoperable newborn screening data 2Weeding out marijuana: Researchers close in on engineering recognizable, drug-free Cannabis plant 2Research Councils UK sign groundbreaking MoU with Brazil 2Research Councils UK sign groundbreaking MoU with Brazil 3
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 Reportbuyer.com has added ... Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View ... New Nanotech? A similar amount of hype ... ranging from microelectronics to water treatment, but is ... availability of the Graphene Opportunity Report, authored by ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Aug. 27, 2014 Research and Markets ... Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Industry Report 2014" report ... Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Industry Report 2014 is a ... the global isotope ratio mass spectrometer industry. ... including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... County, Florida (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... Inc. (SCI) is announcing the creation of the ... is to take the SCI’s philosophy of looking ... company’s research and development actions are based on ... This new Scientific Advisory Board provides a vehicle ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... OR (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 According ... “Consolidation continues to reshape the look and feel of ... Consumer demand for higher-quality ingredients will push for more ... American market have experienced strong market growth in the ... attributes in their food and cosmetics to fit a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 2The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 3The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 4Global Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer Industry Report 2014 2New Sancilio & Company, Inc. Scientific Board 2New Sancilio & Company, Inc. Scientific Board 3Daring to be Different Raw Materials & Ingredient Supply Shortage Fuels Vital Force™ Technology New Ingredient Enhancements 2Daring to be Different Raw Materials & Ingredient Supply Shortage Fuels Vital Force™ Technology New Ingredient Enhancements 3
... the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) has opened lab ... develops and manufactures personal body-monitoring systems for medical ... was established in March to nurture early-stage research ... at UCLA. MediSens Wireless has licensed patented ...
... , , , CRANBURY, ... announced financial results for the second quarter 2009. , , ... Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Amicus announced a net loss attributable to common ... for the three months ended June 30, 2009. As of June ...
... ... Assist Michigan,s Traditional Automotive Manufacturing Base Diversify into Medical Device Manufacturing , ... Southfield, Mich. ... Biosciences Industry Association (MichBio) announced today a collaborative partnership. This partnership brings ...
Cached Biology Technology:UCLA welcomes startup to new incubator space at California NanoSystems Institute 2UCLA welcomes startup to new incubator space at California NanoSystems Institute 3Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 3Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 4Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 5Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 6Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 7Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 8Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 9Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 10Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 11Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results 12AIAG and MichBio Form New Collaborative Partnership 2AIAG and MichBio Form New Collaborative Partnership 3
Yersinia pestis...
... add to WinList come straight from the ... Features like automatic region positioning, N-Stat regions, ... good suggestions, thoughtful conversations, and careful design. ... depend on are still there, too. WinList ...
Insect Cell Lysis Buffer 50 ml...
Recognizes the VZV nucleocapsid by indirect immunofluorescence and immunoprecipitation. Shows cross-reactivity to HSV....
Biology Products: