How thoughts and feelings change how our brain responds to pain

Dr Tim Salomons

Monday, July 4 2016 at 7:30PM

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Dr Tim Salomons

What's the talk about?

How can we learn to gain better control over pain by changing our thoughts and how can a better understanding of the brain help us do this?

Dr Tim Salomons will discuss some of his recent findings suggesting that training individuals to think differently about pain can alter not only their emotional response but their actual sensitivity to painful stimuli.

He is a Lecturer and Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Reading. His work uses functional neuroimaging to examine how pain is processed in the brain and how the brain can alter pain depending on the context in which it occurs. He is particularly interested in how thoughts and feelings change pain and whether the brain can be trained to cope more effectively.

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