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Old 22-02-2006, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Stimulation of motor cortex for pain relief

Just saw this. Interesting. Sort of fits with ideomotion maybe? Get the motor part of the brain to do something without involving the prefrontals?
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In the Bullypit archive you'll find Nick Matheson's brilliant thread, "A consumatory act," protions of which I read to every class. Of relevance here is a quote from Wall: Wall provides more: "let us examine the alternative (to instinctive movement), which is that the brain analyzes its sensory input in terms of the possible action that would be appropriate to the event which triggered the whole process. There is in this absolutely no suggestion that any action need take place. Trained subjects and stoics may receive a clearly painful stimulus with no overt movement, even though they can later report the nature of the pain they felt. There are elaborate and extensive areas of our brain concerned with motor planning as distinct from motor movement itself. It is precisely these areas that are most obviously active when the brain is imaged in subjects who are in pain but who are quite stationary with no movement."

I always say that the "brick wall" between the plan to act and the implementation of that plan is the culture, and I think that this is very true.

Might it be that this stimulation of the motor cortex is a way of breaking down that wall?
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Diane ;

Is not that a type of neurosurgery.
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Please ,Bernard ,could you put that link in a good shape ,to make it works.


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Here's the PDF link. Hopefully it works.
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