Navigation Links
Brain Scan Study Suggests Docs 'Feel' Your Pain
Date:1/29/2013

no relief.

The sham patients, on cue, grimaced when the pain-relieving button was not pushed and looked relaxed or neutral when it was pushed.

Real-time MRIs were used to track the doctors' own brain responses. When the doctors saw that the patients were in pain, there was more activation in a region that commonly becomes more active when feeling one's own pain or that of others, Jensen said. The region is known to be associated with empathy.

Conversely, when the doctors thought they were effectively "treating" the patient, the region of the brain known to be involved in the placebo response was activated.

Doctors who had scored high previously on their ability to view things from the patients' perspectives also were more likely to show activation in a region linked with reward, which is closely linked to the placebo-response area, Jensen said.

"Doctors activate their own brain regions for expectation of pain relief when they treat patients in pain," she concluded.

Whether the activation in the brain regions of the doctors is greater than that of a patient who is actually feeling the pain is not known from this study, Jensen said, but she hopes to study that in the future.

After the experiments, the doctors were told the patients were not real and offered a chance to withdraw. None did.

Although the study is a "good line of research," some of the findings might be explained simply by the basics of social interaction, noted Issidoros Sarinopoulos, assistant professor of radiology at Michigan State University. Sarinopoulos has also researched the topic.

"The doctor is expecting to see positive results," he pointed out, and "that may be why that part of the brain is activated."

Jensen agreed that social interaction could possibly intensify the effect, but would not explain it entirely.

Would the results play out in real life, when your doctor may not have ever had the condition you are complaining of?
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. In-brain monitoring shows memory network
2. Physicians brain scans indicate doctors can feel their patients pain -- and their relief
3. Scientists Complete 1st Map of Emotional Intelligence in the Brain
4. The Human Brain Project: Winner of the of the largest European scientific funding competition
5. IST Austria contributes to Human Brain Project
6. Neuromodulation Market (Deep Brain Stimulation) to Reach $6.8 Billion By 2017 - by MarketsandMarkets
7. First guidelines for brain amyloid imaging in Alzheimers released
8. Poor sleep in old age prevents the brain from storing memories
9. BrainTrain Announces Cognitive Training Software Giveaway to Veterans Hospitals
10. Scientists Link More Genes to Common Brain Tumor
11. Connection error in the brains of anorexics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Brain Scan Study Suggests Docs 'Feel' Your Pain
(Date:7/29/2014)... Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... of the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Oxnard and Woodland ... that have fallen out or been removed due to dental ... disease, and the two prosthodontists (experts in restoring and replacing ... of not using implant specialists to perform their dental work ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Gout was one ... lifestyles have proven that last statement essentially moot since ... many people still do not have are the resources to ... is it costly to maintain treatment for it, but the ... daily activities to a grinding halt. , Alternative ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Staffing, Your Partner in Locum Tenens, is reporting a forty ... strong indications the Irving, Texas-based firm will reach sixty percent ... is a great time to be at Consilium,” says Matt ... are proud of what we have accomplished in the first ... about how things are shaping up for the next six ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Guests at Napa Valley's quintessential luxury resort, Auberge du ... The top of each luxurious resort bed is adorned with ... crafted, 100% Egyptian cotton white duvets and pillow shams have ... look, words are woven in the linens that serve as ... , Intentional breathing and visualization are keys to relaxing body, ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 A Forever Recovery , an ... to a great start and gives them a solid foundation ... of the National Cherry Festival kickoff concert held on July ... was co-sponsored by Miller Lite and in partnership with WKLT ... Bay Side Music Stage presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Oxnard Dental Implant Experts Warn of Infections Around Dental Implants 2Health News:Oxnard Dental Implant Experts Warn of Infections Around Dental Implants 3Health News:Oxnard Dental Implant Experts Warn of Infections Around Dental Implants 4Health News:Gout Natural Remedy Report Review | The Ultimate Secret to Eliminating Gout Naturally – Vinamy.com 2Health News:Consilium Staffing Experiences Significant Revenue Growth 2Health News:Auberge Du Soleil Offers INTENTIONS™ by Peacock Alley on Guests' Beds Providing a Unique Sleep Experience 2Health News:A Forever Recovery Sponsors National Cherry Festival Kickoff Concert Featuring Collective Soul on July 5 in Traverse City, MI 2
... With daylight savings comes an extra,hour of sleep, ... morning? In,addition to the daily cup of coffee, ... video from the Flower Promotion Organization at:, http://media.medialink.com/WebNR.aspx?story=34055 ... General Hospital,confirmed that study participants reported being happier ...
... Stryker Corporation,(NYSE: SYK ) announced today that it will participate in the ... 8:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time Credit ... November 27, 2007 - 12:30 p.m. ... Care Conference New York, New York ...
... Chewing Gum During Exam, CHICAGO, Nov. 1 ... students as they struggle to balance,their homework load with ... "It,s common practice for students to try to ... for exams," says Adrinda,Kelly, senior editor of The Princeton ...
... General Nutrition Centers, Inc.,("GNC" or the "Company"), announced ... to report its third quarter 2007 financial,results at 11 ... this call inside the U.S., dial 1-888-895-5479, and,outside the ... is 19663288. A webcast of the call will also ...
... North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) awards,Ashaway,s horse-assisted ... ... Accreditation, ASHAWAY, R.I., Nov. 1 ... Premier Accredited Center,Program by North American Riding for the Handicapped ...
... Nov. 1 The Tobacco-Free Kids,Indiana Action ... campaign,today in several Indiana communities supporting local ... In Indianapolis, Angela,Mansfield (District 2 - D) ... are being,endorsed for their leadership in passing ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Stryker to Present at Investor Conferences 2Health News:As Exams Loom, Students Find Hope in a 'Stick' 2Health News:As Exams Loom, Students Find Hope in a 'Stick' 3Health News:As Exams Loom, Students Find Hope in a 'Stick' 4Health News:Turning Pointe Therapeutic Riding Recognized for Excellence in Providing Equine-Assisted Therapies to People with Disabilities 2Health News:Tobacco-Free Kids Indiana Action Fund Launches Campaign in Support of Angela Mansfield and Scott Keller for Indianapolis City-County Council 2Health News:Tobacco-Free Kids Indiana Action Fund Launches Campaign in Support of Angela Mansfield and Scott Keller for Indianapolis City-County Council 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014  Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq:   ... fourth quarter and full year of fiscal ... discuss those results on Tuesday, August 12, ... Michael Carruthers , Chief Financial Officer ... 12, 2014Time:9:00 a.m. Eastern TimeToll-Free:(800) 708-4540Toll:(847) 619-6397Pass ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  Houston dentist ... he offers orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. With access ... can have their teeth straightened without feeling self-conscious ... benefits associated with other types of braces, but ... looks in addition to better support for their ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... MONACO , 28 luglio 2014 ResMed ... sviluppo di prodotti per la cura dei disturbi respiratori ... respiratorio, ha avuto un,ingiunzione permanente in Germania contro il ... che proibisce la vendita di apparecchiature da indossare in ... 210 e le maschere 220. La sentenza della Corte ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Behzad Nazari, Now Offers Orthodontic Treatment with Invisalign 2ResMed riceve un'ingiunzione permanente contro APEX in Germania, continua a far valere i propri diritti per i brevetti in Europa 2
... ( www.fuisz.com ) today announced the issuance of U.S. ... Access to On-Line Vendor Information"). Joseph Matus ... a system that allows a customer or potential customer ... database through the on-line vendor,s system to provide the ...
... The American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation is ... Immunization Award winners. These awards recognize family medicine ... in their communities through creative solutions. Monetary grants ... were presented to 16 residents from the following ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Improving Childhood and Adult Immunizations Rates in Underserved Communities 2Family Medicine Residency Programs Recognized for Improving Childhood and Adult Immunizations Rates in Underserved Communities 3
... advanced motorized inverted microscope from Olympus. , ... provides 9 access ports for multiple input ... can have simultaneous access to a primary ... 6-position nosepiece and light path selector, the ...
... Designed to provide exceptional performance ... SteREO Lumar has unrivaled fluorescence ... light microscopy instruments. Developed for ... SteREO Lumar offers first-class optical ...
... TIRF slider, which allows laser coupling via ... for observing rapid membrane processes even ... times extremely short. The easy ... and the effective laser safety equipment of ...
... The MicroFire is a 2-megapixel, 12-bit FireWire digital camera. ... be acquired effortlessly. Imaging has never been this easy! ... CCD - 2/3" Color ... Time - 500 microseconds - 60 seconds ...
Medicine Products: