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By Guro E. Løseth, Dan-Mikael Ellingson, and Siri Leknes, University of Oslo, University of Gothenburg. The sensory systems of touch and pain provide us with information about our environment and our bodies that is often crucial for survival and well-being. Moreover, touch is a source of pleasure. In this module, we review how information about our environment and our bodies is coded in the periphery and interpreted by the brain as touch and pain sensations. We discuss how these experiences are often dramatically shaped by top-down factors like motivation, expectation, mood, fear, stress, and context. When well-functioning,...
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Psychology
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Academic Lower Division
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05/20/2021

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