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2020 Jun 03

Pain Med

Electroencephalography During Nociceptive Stimulation in Chronic Pain Patients: A Systematic Review.


Lenoir D, Willaert W, Coppieters I, Malfliet A, Ickmans K, Nijs J, Vonck K, Meeus M, Cagnie B
Pain Med. 2020 Jun 03.
PMID: 32488229.


With its high temporal resolution, electroencephalography (EEG), a technique that records electrical activity of cortical neuronal cells, is a potentially suitable technique to investigate human somatosensory processing. By using EEG, the processing of (nociceptive) stimuli can be investigated, along with the functionality of the nociceptive pathway. Therefore, it can be applied in chronic pain patients to objectify whether changes have occurred in nociceptive processing. Typically, so-called event-related potential (ERP) recordings are used, where EEG signals are recorded in response to specific stimuli and characterized by latency and amplitude.