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Modulation of the Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Pain
thesisposted on 2017-10-01, 21:53 authored 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.