Pain Science and Sensibility Episode 23: Modeling Pain and Other Bayesian Topics

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Episode 23 has Sandy and Cory discussing a review article about modeling pain using a Bayesian statistical model. Fear not! You’ll not need an abacus to follow along as the discussion moves from considering the model to potential use and problems with the “Bayesian Brain” concepts that are currently en vogue. What is the big deal with Bayes theorem? Why has it become so popular and why is it being applied to pain?

Pain: A Statistical Account.
Tabor A, Thacker MA, Moseley GL, Körding KP.
PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 Jan 12;13(1):e1005142. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005142. eCollection 2017 Jan.

Also mentioned in this episode:
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/are-brains-bayesian/
http://thesciencept.com/because-you-know-im-all-about-that-base/
http://thesciencept.com/learning-from-experience/

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

Music by Kevin MacLeod – incompetech.com:
Intro – Brandenburg No4 and Meatball Parade
Close – Meatball Parade

Photo credit: “Base” by Roel Wijnants via Flicker.

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