Pain research featured by UM

Pain research featured by UM

Dr. Elizabeth Losin and the SCN Lab's research on pain perception and communication were featured in an "Immersive Learning" special report by the University of Miami News. In the report, Liz discusses the nature of our research, various factors that may impact pain reporting in clinical settings, and a potential new grant that would allow us to study neural mechanisms operating when clinicians make judgments about their patients' pain.

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New Paper in Collaboration with CANLab and Others

New Paper in Collaboration with CANLab and Others

We have a new paper published in Nature Neuroscience with collaborators in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab (at CU Boulder) and others. We used functional MRI data across 18 studies to address the relationship between the medial frontal cortex (MFC) and pain, cognitive control, and negative emotion. We found similar patterns of brain activation across studies within these cognitive domains but distinct patterns between them, suggesting domain-specific representations of pain, cognitive control, and negative emotion in the MFC and nearby brain regions.

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Science Art Cinema Film Festival

Science Art Cinema Film Festival

Dr. Elizabeth Losin is a judge at this year's Science Art Cinema Film Festival, hosted at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Science Museum. Join us on Thursday, August 31, as we watch short science and science fiction films. We're excited to celebrate science and art through the lens of film with some esteemed guests, including Christian Slater! Doors and pre-show entertainment at 6:30; festival at 7:30.

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APS Poster

APS Poster

Jin Cheong, SCN Lab collaborator and Computational Social Affective Neuroscience Lab (PI, Luke Chang) graduate student, presents a poster titled “Temporal dynamics in biomarkers of doctor empathy modulates patient pain responses in simulated clinical interactions” at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston, MA.

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