Map of Pain Reveals How Our Ability to Identify the Source of Pain Varies Across the Body
Read the full article Map of Pain Reveals How Our Ability to Identify the Source of Pain Varies Across the Body at NeuroscienceNews.com.
A new UCL study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called “spatial acuity”, varies across the body, being most sensitive at the forehead and fingertips.
The research is in Annals of Neurology. (full access paywall)
Research: “Whole-body mapping of spatial acuity for pain and touch” by Flavia Mancini MD, Armando Bauleo MD, Jonathan Cole MD, Fausta Lui MD, Carlo A. Porro MD, Patrick Haggard MD and Giandomenico Iannetti MD in Annals of Neurology. doi:10.1002/ana.24179
Image: Demonstration of the experimental technique on a volunteer. Credit UCL.

Map of Pain Reveals How Our Ability to Identify the Source of Pain Varies Across the Body

Read the full article Map of Pain Reveals How Our Ability to Identify the Source of Pain Varies Across the Body at NeuroscienceNews.com.

A new UCL study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called “spatial acuity”, varies across the body, being most sensitive at the forehead and fingertips.

The research is in Annals of Neurology. (full access paywall)

Research: “Whole-body mapping of spatial acuity for pain and touch” by Flavia Mancini MD, Armando Bauleo MD, Jonathan Cole MD, Fausta Lui MD, Carlo A. Porro MD, Patrick Haggard MD and Giandomenico Iannetti MD in Annals of Neurology. doi:10.1002/ana.24179

Image: Demonstration of the experimental technique on a volunteer. Credit UCL.