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Modulation of the Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Pain

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posted on 01.10.2017, 21:53 by LINCOLN MARK TRACY
There is a complex, non-linear relationship between nociceptive input and pain experience. There are many psychological, physiological, and social factors that influence the experience of pain. The overarching aim of this thesis was to investigate the psychological and physiological aspects of pain experience, and determine whether these factors could be modulated by intranasal oxytocin administration. Several important conclusions can be drawn from the findings of this thesis, which contribute new insight into previously unanswered questions about the modulatory effects of intranasal oxytocin on autonomic regulation and pain experience.

History

Principal supervisor

Melita Joy Giummarra

Additional supervisor 1

Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis

Additional supervisor 2

Stephen Gibson

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Psychological Sciences

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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