SAGE Journal Articles

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Tor D. Wager and Lauren Y. Atlas 
How Is Pain Influenced by Cognition? Neuroimaging Weighs In 
Perspectives on Psychological Science January 2013 8: 91-97, doi:10.1177/1745691612469631

  • What are the benefits unique to neuroimaging in detecting things about pain?
  • What is the placebo effect? How can it be tested using neuroimaging?
  • What is distraction? What has research shown about distraction and the experience of pain?
  • How are opiods related to the placebo effect and distraction? Are opiods necessary for diminished perception of pain?

Eran Chajut, Avner Caspi, Rony Chen, Moshe Hod, and Dan Ariely 
In Pain Thou Shalt Bring Forth Children: The Peak-and-End Rule in Recall of Labor Pain 
Psychological Science 0956797614551004, first published on October 8, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0956797614551004 

  • What makes labor pain unique to other types of pain?
  • How does pain relate to the recollection of past experiences? What is the peak-and-end rule?
  • How can epidural analgesia influence memory and recollection of labor experiences?

Jeffrey M. Yau, Pablo Celnik, Steven S. Hsiao, and John E. Desmond 
Feeling Better: Separate Pathways for Targeted Enhancement of Spatial and Temporal Touch 
Psychological Science February 2014 25: 555-565, first published on January 3, 2014 doi:10.1177/0956797613511467

  • What are the differences between spatial and temporal perceptions of information?
  • What are crossmodal mechanisms for spatial and temporal touch?
  • What is anodal tDCS? How is it involved in tactile perception and neuronal excitability?
  • What specific brain regions are influenced by tDCS?
  • How can non-invasive measures investigate the perception of spatial and temporal tactile stimulus features?