The neural basis of phantom limb pain
2013
Authors: Flor H, Diers M, Andoh J
CellNetworks People: Flor Herta
Journal: Trends Cogn Sci. 2013 Jul;17(7):307-8. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.04.007. Epub 2013 Apr 19

A recent study suggests that brain changes in amputees may be pain-induced, questioning maladaptive plasticity as a neural basis of phantom pain. These findings add valuable information on cortical reorganization after amputation. We suggest further lines of research to clarify the mechanisms that underlie phantom pain.