Neural circuits involved in phantom limb pain

B07 01Although there has been much progress in the understanding of phantom limb pain (PLP), we still do not know which factors are antecedents and which are consequences of the pain and how central, peripheral and psychological factors interact. This project seeks to determine the development of phantom limb pain in a longitudinal fashion and will examine how central and peripheral changes as well as psychological factors develop over time. In addition, the role of central nervous system excitability and plasticity and the influence of use-dependent plasticity and body perception will be examined. Further, we will examine how evoked phantom pain is represented in the brain. Finally, we will employ high field imaging, neurofeedback using real time functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to identify causal circuits for phantom pain.

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