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The article discusses how pain is an integrative phenomenon that results from dynamic interactions between sensory and contextual processes in the brain. The experience of pain is associated with neuronal oscillations and synchrony at different frequencies. Recent concepts relate oscillations at different frequencies to the routing of information flow in the brain and the signaling of predictions and prediction errors. The application of these concepts to pain promises insights into how flexible routing of information flow coordinates diverse processes that merge into the experience of pain. Such insights might have implications for the understanding and treatment of chronic pain.
The article also highlights that chronic pain is a disease in its own right that affects about a fifth of the adult population in the Western world and imposes an enormous economic burden on society. In chronic pain states, pain often persists without objective threat to the body. The adaptive integration of nociceptive and contextual processes is severely disturbed in chronic pain.
Overall, the article provides valuable insights into how neuronal oscillations and synchrony play a role in processing pain and how this understanding could lead to better treatments for chronic pain.