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Dr. Bushnell's Selected Publications

  • Talbot, J. D., Marrett, S., Evans, A. C., Meyer, E., Bushnell, M. C., and Duncan, G. H.  Multiple representations of pain in human cerebral cortex. Science 251:1355–1358, 1991.
  • Craig, A.D., Bushnell, M.C., Zhang, E.-T., and Blomqvist, A.  A specific thalamic nucleus for pain and temperature sensation in macaques and humans. Nature 372: 770–773, 1994.
  • Craig, A. D., Reiman, E. M., Evans, A. C., and Bushnell, M. C.  Functional imaging of an illusion of pain. Nature 384: 258–260, 1996.
  • Rainville, P., Duncan, G.H., Price, D.D., Carrier, B. and Bushnell, M.C.  Pain affect coded in human anterior cingulate but not somatosensory cortex, Science 227: 968–971, 1997.
  • Olausson, H., Lamarre, Y., Backlund, H., Morin, C., Wallin, B.G., Starck, G., Ekholm, S., Strigo, I., Vallbo, A.B. and Bushnell, M.C. Unmyelinated tactile afferents in humans: functional role and cortical projections, Nature Neuroscience 5: 900–904, 2002.
  • Villemure, C. and Bushnell, M.C.  The effects of the steroid androstadienone and pleasant odorants on the mood and pain perception of men and women.  Eur. J. Pain 11: 18–191, 2007.
  • Wood PB, Schweinhardt P, Bushnell MC, Jaeger E, Dagher A, Hakyemez H, Rabiner EA, Chizh BA. Fibromyalgia patients show an abnormal dopamine response to pain. Eur. J. Neuroscience, 25: 3576–3582, 2007.
  • Kuchinad A, Schweinhardt P, Seminowicz DA, Wood P, Chizh BA, Bushnell MC. Accelerated brain gray-matter loss in fibromyalgia patients: Premature aging of the brain? J. Neuroscience, 27:4004–4007, 2007.
  • Loggio ML, Mogil JS, Bushnell MC. Empathy hurts: Compassion for another increases both sensory and affective components of pain perception, Pain, 136: 168–176, 2008.
  • Schweinhardt P, Kuchinad A, Pukall CF, Bushnell MC. Increased gray matter density in young women with chronic vulvar pain. Pain, 140: 411–419, 2008.
  • Schweinhardt P, Saura KM, Bushnell MC. Fibromyalgia: A disorder of the brain? The Neuroscientist, 14: 415–421, 2008.
  • Basbaum  AI and Bushnell MC. The Science of Pain,  Elsevier, 2008.
  • Villemure C and Bushnell MC. Mood and attention influence supra-spinal pain processing differently.  J. Neuroscience, 29: 705–715, 2009.
  • Schweinhardt P, Semonowicz DA, Jaeger E, Duncan GH, Bushnell MC.  The anatomy of the mesolimbic reward system: a link between personality and the placebo analgesic response. J. Neuroscience, 29: 4882–4887, 2009.
  • Seminowicz DA., Laferriere AL, Millecamps M, Yu JSC, Coderre TJ, Bushnell MC.  MRI structural brain changes associated with sensory and emotional function in a rat model of long-term neuropathic pain. NeuroImage, 47(3):1007–14, 2009.
  • Loggia ML, Bushnell MC, Tetreault M, Thiffault, I, Bherer C, Mohammed N, Kuchinad A, Laferriere A, Dicaire, Marie-Hosee, Loisel L, Mogil JS, Brais B. Carriers of recessive WKN1/HSN2 mutations for hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 2 (HSAN2) are more sensitive to thermal stimuli. J. Neuroscience. 29: 2162–2166, 2009.
  • Schweinhardt P and Bushnell MC. “Pain imaging in health and disease: How far have we come?” Journal of Clinical Investigation, 120: 3788–97, 2010.
  • Seminowicz DA, Labus JB, Bueller JA, Tillisch K, Naliboff BD, Bushnell MC, Mayer EA. MRI morphometric and cortical thickness analysis in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterology, 139: 48–57, 2010.
  • Seminowicz DA, Wideman TH, Naso L, Hatami-Khoroushahi Z, Fallatah S, Ware MA, Jarzem P, Bushnell MC, Shir Y, Ouette JA, Stone LS. Effective treatment of low back pain reverses abnormal brain anatomy and function.  J. Neuroscience 31: 7540–7550, 2011.
  • Thompson SJ and Bushnell MC. Rodent functional and anatomical imaging of pain. Neuroscience Letters, 520:131–9, 2012.
  • Ceko M, Seminowicz DA, Bushnell MC, Olausson HW.  Morphological and functional enhancements of the insula after loss of large primary somatosensory fibres. Cerebral Cortex, in press.
  • Villemure C, Laferrière AL and Bushnell MC. The ventral striatum is implicated in the analgesic effect of pleasant odors, Pain Research and Management, 17:69–74, 2012