pain perception

pain perception

Topic: processes of pain perception in relation to the brain and cognition – a physiological approach

Subject: Psychology

The topic of the pater is the physiological processes of pain perception. Please use only peer-reviewed sources. Inclusion of data from peer-reviewed material is fine. Please do not copy any portion of a source including the one upload. Copy is defined as copying word-for-word, changing/rearranging words of any kind of published material. Quotes are also prohibited. Information should be summarized in writer?s own words and properly cited. A very important aspect of this paper is that it must cover more than what is already covered in the textbook information summary but rather it must expand on a topic. If you have room please address the psychological aspect of pain perception. The paper should cover the following:
? A thorough and definition of pain ?
o Including it its subjectivity and why its subjective/factors that affect its subjectivity
? The perceptual process and how it relates to pain ? ch 1pages 5-10
o Information pertaining to pain (ch. 14 pages 342-348)
o How perception of pain is related to information in chapter 2
 Especially regarding the processes of transduction, transmission and processes mentioned in chapter 1
? Include information about on receptors and nociceptors
o Internal vs. external stimuli
? How touch and the cutaneous system relates to pain perception ( info in ch. 14 pages 330-342)
o Especially
 Mechanoreceptors ? including types
 Pathways from skin to cortex
 Perception of details, texture, vibration, pressure, objects
 Tactile acuity and thresholds.