Rainville Pierre

Ph.D.
Pierre Rainville

Contact information

Centre de recherche, IUGM 4545 chemin Queen-Mary Montréal, Québec Canada H3W 1W5 Bureau : M4816
(514) 340-3540 #4145
pierre.rainville@umontreal.ca

Biography

  • Sc., Université du Québec, Biology, 1988;
  • Major, Université de Montréal, Psychology, 1990;
  • Ps., Université de Montréal, Clinical Neuropsychology, 1992;
  • D., Université de Montréal, Experimental Neuropsychology, 1998;
  • Postdoctorat, University of Iowa, Cognitive Neuroscience, 2000.

Research interests

  • Cerebral and mental representation of pain in humans (memory, communication, empathy, etc.);
  • Neuroppsychological mechanisms of pain modulation (hypnosis, placebo, emotions, etc.);
  • Role of the cerebro-spinal mechanisms of pain regulation in humans;
  • Neurophysiological basis for the psychological factors contributing to persistent pain states