Of Interest

Winter greenA variety of offerings on pain and its relationship with the nervous system that may be of interest, different schools of thought in neuroscience, and pretty much anything I can think of:

 

The Purpose of Pain
Chapter from the book Understanding Pain by Neil Pearson
http://www.lifeisnow.ca/files/2012/07/Section-1-The-Purpose-of-Pain.pdf

To purchase the entire e-book visit:
http://www.lifeisnow.ca/pain-management-products/

 

 

Articles

CRPS / RSD: A Call for Interdisciplinary Research (Globe & Mail)
by Jessica Mendes
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/what-its-like-to-live-with-off-the-charts-chronic-pain/article30467475/

The Case for Teaching Ignorance (New York Times)
Discovery is not a neat and linear process…it usually involves feeling around in dark rooms, bumping into unidentifiable things, looking for barely perceptible phantoms….Curiosity isn’t merely a static disposition but rather a passion of the mind that is ceaselessly earned and nurtured.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/opinion/the-case-for-teaching-ignorance.html?emc=edit_th_20150824&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=26590913&_r=0

Evaluation of Targeted Plasticity Therapy as a Treatment for Motor Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
A look at vagus nerve stimulation to improve motor function after brain injury
https://www.michaeljfox.org/foundation/grant-detail.php?grant_id=1135

A German Writer Translates a Puzzling Illness Into a Best-Selling Book (New York Times)
On the the “gut brain” and the complicated “neural architecture suggesting our intestines may play a large part in determining who we are”
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/20/world/europe/a-german-writer-translates-a-puzzling-illness-into-a-best-selling-book.html?WT.mc_id=2015-AUGUST-INYT-INTL_REG_ENG-0804-0808&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=IntlAudDev

Pioneering cell transplant surgery on paraplegic (New Yorker)
The central nervous system is not at all static; it is constantly remaking itself in response to both opportunity and insult.”
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/25/one-small-step-annals-of-medicine-d-t-max?mbid=nl_012016_Daily&CNDID=30228249&spMailingID=8454694&spUserID=MTA5MjQwNjk3MTg1S0&spJobID=842221165&spReportId=ODQyMjIxMTY1S0

 

Research, Organizations 

Neuroscience Research Australia
Chronic pain research projects include sensory relearning & Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
http://www.neura.edu.au/health/chronic-pain

Neurona Therapeutics
Early stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco created to develop neuronal stem cell-based therapies for neurological disease
http://www.neuronatherapeutics.com/

People in Pain Network
Support groups, educational forums, toolkits, self management
http://www.pipain.com/chronic-pain-in-the-news/pain-bcs-empowering-self-management-of-pain-part-1-with-neil-pearson

Group Ehrsson
Brain, Body & Self Laboratory
http://www.ehrssonlab.se/index.php

Rethinking the Senses: AHRC Science in Culture
Creating a new experimental space for psychologists, philosophers & neuroscientists to work together
http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/

Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI)
Providing post graduate clinical orthopaedic education for Physical Therapists and Physiotherapists: programs, courses, treatment options, articles, library
Locating a physiotherapist in Canada, bookstore
http://www.aptei.com/

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
https://www.michaeljfox.org/foundation/

 

Audio, Video

How Do Our Brains Remember? [Video]
http://www.creativitypost.com/science/how_do_our_brains_remember_video

History of Neuroscience: Gerald Fischbach [Video]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJMkIo9NF40&list=PLC9539B116147A98A&index=19

 

Reads, Books & Publications

Pain Pathways Magazine
A quarterly resource offering in-depth information on treatment, therapies and research while connecting people who live with pain.
http://www.painpathways.org/

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs & Sugar — Your Brain’s Silent Killers by Neurologist David Perlmutter
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Grain-Brain/9780316234801-item.html?s_campaign=goo-BooksByTitle&gclid=Cj0KEQjw8aeiBRCknPXk-u_V_4gBEiQAD2-mgWKv9WBrfluP-weXI_FJnwCF8J8zJRSdvll3vSxPi4EaAkPm8P8HAQ

The Elephant in the Room: Brain Studies, Politics & ME/CFS
http://cfstreatment.blogspot.ie/2014/11/the-elephant-in-room-brain-studies.html

A Systems Perspective on Chronic Pain
Pain Science introduces Todd Hargrove’s exploration of chronic pain as an emergent property of complex biological systems
Both superb sites & sources for patients & practitioners alike
https://www.painscience.com/microblog/systems-perspective-on-chronic-pain.html

 

Other Resources & Advocacy

BrainFacts.org
Authoritative source of information about the brain & nervous system for the public
Brain basics, senses & perception, learning & memory, more
http://www.brainfacts.org/

National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD)
National awareness & recognition of challenges faced by those living with rare diseases
Culture of innovation supporting translational research
http://www.rarediseases.org/

Celeste Cooper, RN, BSN – Fibromyalgia Health Expert
Author – Patient – Advocate
Resource site for people in pain
https://thesethree.com/