Starts:

Wednesday, September 21st
4:30pm-6:00pm EDT

Category:

Topical Workshop

Tracks:

Mechanisms

Room

717 A

The Bright and Dark Side of Generalization in Pain

Generalization is a unique phenomenon that allows an organism to make inferences on similar, but never experienced situations. In pain, generalization is a double edged sword: On the one hand generalization can help to avoid dangerous situations, on the other hand, in chronic pain it can allow associative cues to create pain expectations. Furthermore, generalization of positive treatment experiences can help to overcome pain in future treatment situations. This presentation will introduce a novel Bayesian framework combining generalization and expectations and show many examples of generalization with respect to pain.

Presenters

Christian Büchel

Chair
University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf