Amygdala Plasticity as a Neural Substrate for Chronic Pain

Building on his public lecture, New Approaches to Treating Chronic Pain: Targeting Central Sensitization, Dr. Gereau will discuss in detail studies showing that amygdala ERK activation contributes to plasticity underlying central pain sensitization. He will include behavioral, biochemical, electrophysiological, and optogenetic approaches to dissect the role that amygdala plasticity plays in central sensitization underlying chronic pain.