The Neurobiology of the Pain System: Its Function and Dysfunctions

PSY 473S

The physiological basis of the pain system and its role in everyday life. Pain system disorders and dysfunctions, such as phantom limb pain, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia are discussed in terms of biological mechanisms and the perceptions and experiences of patients. Practice reading and writing scientific papers. Prerequisites: PSY 106/NEUROSCI 101 or PSY 275/BIOLOGY 224/NEUROSCI 201. One course.

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