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Robert C. Coghill, PhD

Laboratory of Pain and Cognition


The capacity to monitor the integrity of our bodies and to be made immediately aware of injury through the experience of pain is critical for our survival. However, the central nervous system mechanisms that translate information about tissue damage into the conscious experience of pain remain poorly understood. Thus, the central objective of my research is to better characterize fundamental aspects of pain processing mechanisms of the brain. Most studies within my laboratory employ both psychophysical and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques to explore the relationship between regional brain activation and discrete aspects of the pain experience.

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Neurobiology & Anatomy

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Dr. Barry E. Stein

Dr. Barry E. Stein, Chairman
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Wake Forest School of Medicine
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Winston-Salem, NC  27157-1010
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