PD Dr. Ulf Baumgärtner

Center for Biomedicine and Medical Technology Mannheim, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr. Andreas Draguhn

Dept. of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University

PD Dr. André Rupp

Section of Biomagnetism ,Dept. of Neurology, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University

The cortical signature of nociception and pain in circuits of the lateral somatosensory system


In this project, the role of evoked and spontaneous oscillations is investigated as correlate of nociceptive information processing and pain in the brain of rodents and humans.

In the mouse model, local field potentials and multi-unit activity are recorded, whereas in humans nociceptive evoked responses and ongoing activity are acquired using EEG/MEG and fMRI. In this translational approach we investigate, how nociceptive information is processed in neuronal networks, and if frequency- and region-specific coupling of oscillatory activity represents a correlate of nociception and pain.


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