Karin Jensen, Ph.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry|
|Institution||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Address||120 Second Ave|
Charlestown MA 02129
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Neuroimaging of pain and placebo analgesia
A major part of my research has focused on the role of the brain in chronic pain. In a series of studies, I used functional neuroimaging to elucidate the neural correlates to patients’ impaired ability to modulate pain, the high comorbidity with negative affect and the response to different types of treatment.
As an extension of the results from my studies of chronic pain, my postdoctoral work has focused on placebo analgesia. In particular I am interested in the neurobiology of the doctor-patient relationship - one of the main contributors to placebo effects.
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