Hazel Godfrey, PhD student in the CANlab publishes an article – Does pain always lead to poorer cognitive performance?

One of our lab members, Hazel Godfrey, has recently published an article in the summer issue of Ngau Mamae: Quarterly Publication of the New Zealand Pain Society. The article outlines the motivated cognition theory, describing an alternate to the ‘deficit only’ view of cognition in pain. Hazel suggests that, rather than impairing cognition, pain directs cognitive resources towards pain-relevant information.

Read the article here:

Godfrey, H.K. (2015). Does pain always lead to poorer cognitive performance? Ngau Mamae: Quarterly Publication of the New Zealand Pain Society, Summer Issue.

Well done Hazel!

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