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Principal Investigator Randy Gollub, M.D., Ph.D., Psychiatry
fMRI Investigation of Mu Opioid Analgesia on Experimental Pain
The perception of pain is a very complex process that is very often studied but is poorly understood. Recent studies have proven that pain perception is associated with activation of a distinct network of brain regions, but with variable activation in the primary somatosensory cortex. This study looks to extend these published observations by using whole brain fMRI to assess changes in fMRI signals in response to noxious thermal and pressure stimuli.

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