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Central modulation of affective touch, pain and emotions in humans

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Title: Central modulation of affective touch, pain and emotions in humans
Authors: Ellingsen, Dan-Mikael
Issue Date: 15-May-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Physiology
Parts of work: I. Ellingsen DM, Wessberg J, Chelnokova O, Olausson H, Laeng B, Leknes S. In touch with your emotions: Oxytocin and touch change social impressions while others’ facial expressions can alter touch. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2014; 39: 11-20.

II. Leknes S, Wessberg J, Ellingsen DM, Chelnokova O, Olausson H, Laeng B. Oxytocin enhances pupil dilation and sensitivity to 'hidden' emotional expressions. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 2013; 8, 741-749.

III. Ellingsen DM, Wessberg J, Eikemo M, Liljencrantz J, Endestad T, Olausson H, Leknes S. Placebo improves pleasure and pain through opposite modulation of sensory processing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2013; 110: 17993-17998.

IV. Ellingsen DM, Leknes S, Triscoli C, Olausson H, Wessberg J. Expectation of either analgesia or hyperhedonia leads to both. Manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2014-06-05
Disputation: Torsdagen den 5 juni 2014 kl. 13.00, Hjärtats Aula, Blå Stråket 5, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Hedonic, touch, pleasure, pain, placebo effect, emotional expressions, oxytocin, fMRI, psychophysics, pupillometry
Abstract: Hedonic feelings – pleasure and displeasure – strongly motivate human behavior. When well-functioning, hedonic feelings guide adaptive decision-making that promotes survival and well-being. Specialized afferent systems transmit information about the environment that gives rise to somatic pleasure or pain. However, these feelings are also influenced by expectations, learning, and information from other sensory modalities. This thesis investigates how hedonic somatic sensations are shaped by expec... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9021-6
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