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APR 11, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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A new measure may unlock the mysteries of pain

Researchers are able to predict whether a person whose brain they are watching is experiencing intense physical pain, the sensation of a warm spot on an arm, or the sting of social rejection.If you have ever arrived at a hospital writhing in agony and had the six faces of the "Wong-Baker Pain Assessment Scale" thrust in front of you, you know that the medical profession's understanding of pain is, shall we say, in a rudimentary state. But a new study suggests there may be a more revealing way to communicate the experience of pain than pointing to a grimacing stick-figure face with furrowed ... Read More

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