We wrote a commentary on the recent paper looking at learned conditioned pain sensitivity in male and females (Martin et al). This study describes a novel paradigm to investigate the intersection between memory, pain, and stress, and demonstrates that placing mice or humans in an environment that was previously associated with pain can lead to heightened sensitivity in the absence of a painful stimulus. We comment on the implications of these results with regards to pain in men and women.
Well done, Zoe, a first-year Taylor lab Master’s student, for taking the lead on this effort. You can read the full commentary here.