Musik modulerar upplevelsen av smärta

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Medan behaglig musik kan dämpa upplevelsen av smärta från ryggmärgen kan obehaglig musik förstärka dem. Musiken tros därför inte påverka själva smärtimpulserna, utan upplevelserna av dem. (Av Pierre Rainville och medarbetare, 2012)

Titel: Spinal modulation of nociception by music

Författare: Roy, M., Lebuis, A., Hugueville, L., Peretz, I., Rainville, P.

Publikation: Eur J Pain

Volym: 16

Nummer: 6

Sidor: 870-877

Publicerad: 2012

Sammandrag: Numerous studies have demonstrated the capacity of music to modulate pain. However, the neurophysiological mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon remain unknown. In order to assess the involvement of descending modulatory mechanisms in the modulation of pain by music, we evaluated the effects of musical excerpts conveying different emotions (pleasant-stimulating, pleasant-relaxing, unpleasant-stimulating) on the spinally mediated nociceptive flexion reflex (or RIII), as well as on pain ratings and skin conductance responses. The RIII reflex and pain ratings were increased during the listening of unpleasant music compared with pleasant music, suggesting the involvement of descending pain-modulatory mechanisms in the effects of musical emotions on pain. There were no significant differences between the pleasant-stimulating and pleasant-relaxing musical condition, indicating that the arousal of music had little influence on pain processing.

Länk till original: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1532-2149.2011.00030.x

Kategori: Musiklyssnande Smärta

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