SEAN MACKEY: We’re going to focus now on my favorite organ, the brain, this 3-pound, squishy mass that sits at the top of your neck that is just an absolutely miraculous organ. It’s what makes us all uniquely human and something that we often think is just a passive receptacle… Continue Reading Stanford’s Sean Mackey, MD, PhD on “Pain and the Brain”

So, in the overview segment, I was describing how thoughts and emotions have the capacity to influence pain, either for better or for worse, our thoughts and our feelings influence or experience of pain. And I want to talk very specifically about a psychological construct that is shown to have… Continue Reading Stanford’s Beth Darnall, PhD on Pain Catastrophizing