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CTPR Seminar Series: "A social affective neuroscience lens on pain" with Lauren Atlas PhD

When: Friday, March 31, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Gray Seminar Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jennifer Perez  

Group: Center for Translational Pain Research

Category: Lectures & Meetings, Academic


The Center for Translational Pain Research Presents:

"A social affective neuroscience lens on pain" 
Pain is highly comorbid with affective disorders and subject to health disparities in its treatment and assessment. For these reasons, pain researchers may benefit from approaching pain using tools of affective science. In this talk I will address our recent work using tools from social affective neuroscience to address pain and its modulation by psychological factors. I will discuss how pain is shaped by learning, expectations, and social factors such as stereotypes, and demonstrate how computational approaches can isolate neuromodulatory mechanisms by which such modulation comes about.

Lauren Atlas PhD
Section on Affective Neuroscience 
Pain National Institutes of Health

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