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First-person neuroscience and the understanding of pain

Michael A Thacker and G Lorimer Moseley
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (6): 410-411.
doi:
10.5694/mja12.10468

Might science need philosophy for a precise and complete understanding of pain?

Michael A Thacker, PhD, MSc, FCSP, Lecturer1
G Lorimer Moseley, BAppSc(Phty)(Hons), PhD, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair in Physiotherapy,2 and Senior Research Fellow3
1 Centre of Human and Aerospace Physiological Sciences, and Pain Research Section, Department of Neuroimaging, Institute of Psychiatry,King’s College London, London, UK.
2 Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.
3 Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, NSW.
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