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Pain : the science of suffering

Author: Patrick D Wall
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2000.
Series: Maps of the mind.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many scientists, philosophers, and laypeople imagine pain to operate like a rigid, simple signalling system, yet this mechanistic model is woefully lacking in the face of the surprising facts about  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick D Wall
ISBN: 0231120060 9780231120067 0231120079 9780231120074
OCLC Number: 469396532
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface 1. Private Pain and Public Display 2. The Philosophy of Pain 3. The Body Detects the Brain Reacts 4. The Whole Body 5. A "Normal" Pain Response 6. Pains with Obvious Causes 7. Pain Without a Cause 8. How Treatments Work 9. The Placebo Response 10. Your Pain 11. Other People's Pain Epilogue Index
Series Title: Maps of the mind.
Responsibility: Patrick Wall.

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In this generally thoughtful text, Wall offers his belief in the benefit of narcotic medications for cancer patients in pain. Publishers Weekly Wall is a sage neuroscientist who challenges younger Read more...

 
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