Feeling and Hurting

Feeling and Hurting

1st Edition - September 28, 1978

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  • Editors: Edward C. Carterette, Morton P. Friedman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276212

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Handbook of Perception, Volume VIB: Feeling and Hurting, deals with the perceptual aspects of feeling and pain. The book opens with a discussion of the history of research on feeling. This is followed by separate chapters on the biophysics and psychophysics of feeling; phylogenetic development of feeling; and role of different cerebral structures in somesthetic perception. Subsequent chapters deal with concepts in pain research; the neural mechanisms of pain; perceptual aspects of pain; and human pathological pain.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    Part I. History of Research on Feeling

    Chapter 1. History of Research on Feeling

    I. Introduction

    II. E. H. Weber (1795-1878)

    III. M. Von Frey (1852-1932)

    IV. Research on Warmth and Cold

    V. Three Theories of Somesthesis

    VI. Research on Touch

    VII. Recent Directions in Research on Feeling


    Part II. Biophysics, Neurophysiology, and Psychology of Feeling

    Chapter 2. Biophysics and Psychophysics of Feeling

    I. Tactile Sensitivity

    II. Thermal Sensations

    III. Proprioception


    Chapter 3. Phylogenetic Development of Feeling

    I. Evolutionary Development of Feeling

    II. Conclusions and Comments


    Chapter 4. The Role of Different Cerebral Structures in Somesthetic Perception

    I. Physiological Considerations Based on Studies in Patients

    II. Anatomical Considerations Based on Studies in the Monkey

    III. Hemispheric Specialization in Normal Man

    IV. Somesthetic Processing After Brain Bisection in Man

    V. Somesthetic Processing After Cerebral Lesion in Man

    VI. A Final Comment


    Part III. History of Concepts in Research on Pain

    Chapter 5. A Brief Historical Survey of Concepts in Pain Research

    I. Introduction

    II. Pain as Dysfunction

    III. The Doctrine of Specific Nerve Energies

    IV. Morphology of Pain Endings

    V. Surgical Interruption

    VI. Axon Size and the Concept of Specific Segregated Channels for Pain

    VII. Protopathic-Nonspecific Concepts

    VIII. Central Nociceptiye Action

    IX. Pain Control

    X. Summary


    Part IV. Neurophysiology, Psychology, and Pathology of Pain

    Chapter 6. Neural Mechanisms of Pain

    I. Introduction

    II. Peripheral Mechanisms

    III. First Central Synapses

    IV. The Ventrolateral (Spinothalamic) Pathway

    V. Supraspinal Mechanisms

    VI. Descending Influences

    VII. Summary


    Chapter 7. Psychological Dimensions and Perceptual Analyses, Including Pathologies of Pain

    I. Introduction

    II. Perceptual Parameters

    III. Personality Parameters

    IV. Pathologies of Pain

    V. Conclusions


    Chapter 8. The Hurtful World: Pathological Pain and Its Control

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Considerations in the Study of Pathological Pain

    III. Causes of Pain

    IV. Some Chronic Pain Syndromes

    V. Therapeutic Interruption of Pain Pathways

    VI. Conservative Therapies for Pain

    VII. Behavioral Therapies for Pain

    VIII. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: September 28, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276212

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Edward C. Carterette

Morton P. Friedman

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