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What are the three "facets" of pain in human beings?
1) Sensory-Discrimate aspect

2) Motivational-affective aspect

3) Cognitive-evaluate aspect
What is the sensory-discriminate aspect of pain?
Perception of pain: identify and localize it
What is the motivational-affective aspect of pain?
The pain has emotional meaning and we may show aversive responses.
What is the cognitive-evaluative aspect of pain?
Provides context for how to react to pain based upon culture, previous experience, goals, etc.
What parts of the brain are associated with the sensory-discriminate aspect of pain?
Somatosensory cortex and the spinothalamic tract.
What parts of the brain are associated with the motivational-affective aspect of pain including associated tracts.
1. reticular formation - Uses the spinoreticular tract.
2. Hypothalamus - Uses the spinohyothalmic tract.
3. Limbic system. Feed by the hypothalamus and the reticular formation.
What parts of the brain are associated with the cognitive-evaluative aspect of the brain including any tracts.
Mediated by the assocation areas
What is the function of the reticular formation in the motivational-affective aspect of pain?
Increases the conscious level of awarness of the pain.
What is the function of the hypothalamus in the motivational-affective aspect of pain?
Autonomic responses.
What is the function of the limbic system in the motivational-affective aspect of pain?
Emotional response.