The quest of physiological markers for the experience of pain

02 December, 2020

Researcher: Elia Valentini - Department of Psychology & Centre for Brain Science, University of Essex

Summary: The aim of this project is to improve measurement of the human experience of pain by investigating a combination of psychophysical and physiological responses during mild noxious stimulation. More specifically, we want to investigate how sensitive and specific to pain the brain oscillatory responses are. We use EEG as the main technique, but we are keen to collaborate with neuroscientists using fMRI, autonomic measures and brain stimulation as well as with computational neuroscientists. A clinical collaborator would also be very much welcome.

Possible collaborations: neuroscientist, computational scientist, pain clinician.