Department of Neurosurgery


Taking the Bias Out of Pain Diagnosis

“…The first study, led by Carl Saab at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, is based on electroencephalography (EEG) recordings. EEG is a noninvasive way to measure brain activity by placing electrodes on a patient’s scalp. Saab and colleagues reported that pain in rodents can be determined by looking at brain waves of about 4–7 oscillations per second, called “theta” frequency. These theta waves increased in rodents experiencing mild pain, and decreased when these rodents were given a clinical doses of the painkiller Lyrica…”

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