Feelings of pain and pleasure – delineating hedonic sensation in the brain


  • Dr Line Loken

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Line is currently based at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences and the Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain at the University of Oxford. Her research is focusing on understanding pathways for affective touch (pain and pleasure) and how signals via these pathways are encoded by the human brain. Central to these research plans is microneurography, a technique she has now established at Oxford, with the aim of combining this powerful tool with neuroimaging.