Category Archives: Neuroscience

08Mar/14

Want to feel happier, suffer less pain & anxiety, think more clearly?

Mindfulness programme The brief practice of mindfulness for just 10 minutes each day has a positive affect upon physical and psychological health. Mindful practice forms part of our treatment and proactive training programmes for chronic painRead More…

17Dec/13

A quick note on brain~body — body~brain

The brain is where it’s at. Or so it seems if you read the press or look at the bookshelves. The notion that brain is everything has been challenged recently and so it should — seeRead More…

10Dec/13

Uncomfortably numb

Feeling numb can mean that the self has lost its physical presence, or in an emotional sense, feelings have become blunted. These are both different constructs of loss for which we are compelled to seek anRead More…

09Oct/13

Lorimer Moseley talks about pain (2013)

Here is the latest video of Dr Lorimer Moseley talking about the current understanding of pain. Regular readers will know that Lorimer’s work is some of the most influential upon the approach that I take toRead More…

02Oct/13

BBC Horizon ‘The Secret World of Pain’ | #pain

BBC’s Horizon programme in 2011 that looked at the latest research in pain. Understanding has rolled on since this time, but some interesting features nonetheless. It is worth remembering that pain is a conscious experience thatRead More…

21Jan/12

Central sensitisation is more common than you may think

Clifford Woolf recently said this about central sensitisation: Nociceptor inputs can trigger a prolonged but reversible increase in the excitability and synaptic efficacy of neurons in central nociceptive pathways, the phenomenon of central sensitization. Central sensitizationRead More…