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Neuroimaging of Pain


Founding Committee:

Lauren Atlas (USA)
Massieh Moayedi (Canada)
David Seminowicz (USA)
Choong-Wan Woo (South Korea)

Our Mission

To advance the understanding of cerebral and spinal mechanisms of pain using brain mapping techniques and to promote a community engaged in advancing pain neuroimaging methods.


  • M Moayedi, TV Salomons, LY Atlas. Pain Neuroimaging in Humans: A Primer for Beginners and Non-Imagers. J Pain 19(9):961.e1-961.e21, 2018. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29608974/
  • KD Davis et al. Discovery and validation of biomarkers to aid the development of safe and effective pain therapeutics: challenges and opportunities. Nat Rev Neurol 16(7):381-400, 2020. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32541893/
  • An online course on fMRI statistics by T Wager and M Lindquist.
  • Jeannette Mumford’s YouTube channel, MumfordBrainStats, which discusses several aspects of statistics in the context of neuroimaging.
  • The Organization for Human Brain Mapping’s (OHBM) COBIDAS report, and the peer-reviewed publication: TE Nichols et al. Best Practices in Data Analysis and Sharing in Neuroimaging using MRI. Nat Neuro 20(3): 299-303, 2017. http://rdcu.be/pxWt

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