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Can You Train Your Brain to Cope with Pain?

October 26, 2016 - 9:30am PDT, 12:30pm EDT


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The way we think and feel can influence the experience of pain. How does the brain accomplish this? Can we train the brain to do it more effectively? This talk reviews neuroimaging studies examining how thoughts and feelings change pain, and talks about what we can learn from these studies and how we might learn even more.

By viewing this webinar, you will:

  • Gain an overview of how the brain regulates pain based on the context in which it occurs
  • Learn about what people who cope well do
  • Gain insight into how to understand and interpret neuroimaging studies of pain

Tim Salomons, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Reading

Dr. Tim Salomons is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Reading in the UK. A clinical psychologist by training, he is primarily doing research into how cognition and emotion alter the brain’s response to pain. His aim is to better understand these mechanisms so we can assist people in coping with chronic pain.

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