BiM in Review 2009

We recently reviewed BiM 2010 articles and figured it was a good resource to gather together all the posts written in single a year.  So, with that in mind here are the 2009 articles from when BiM first started in August 2009. Highlights include articles on mirror therapy reviewing some of the current evidence and future directions; as well as ‘Reflections, imagery, and illusions: the past, present and future of training the brain in CRPS’. For patients we also wrote a piece on What is CRPS in Plain English.

We questioned The Ideal Sitting Posture; and explained some research that caused a stir in the press with ‘Physiologically impossible movement of phantom limbs explained’ and we also produced a five part slide series on Training the Brain which you can download.

Guest bloggers wrote about sound bites, interpersonal touch, virtual bodies and getting one step closer to consciousness. But perhaps the best is Dr House trying the mirror box therapy.

The table is interactive – you can rearrange the posts by author name, or search on the title.

Reduced variability of postural strategy prevents normalization of motor changes induced by back pain: a risk factor for chronic troubleLorimer Moseley
The context of a noxious stimulus affects the pain it evokesLorimer Moseley
Imagined movements cause pain and swelling in a patient with complex regional pain syndromeLorimer Moseley
Thinking about movement hurts: The effect of motor imagery on pain and swelling in people with chronic arm painLorimer Moseley
British Pain Society manoeuvres – why the desperationLorimer Moseley
Faulty proprioceptive information disrupts motor imagery – an experimental studyLorimer Moseley
Role of distorted body image in painLorimer Moseley
Sensory–motor incongruence and reports of ‘pain’Lorimer Moseley
The Outcome of the Complex Regional Pain SyndromeLorimer Moseley
NEMJ Mirror Therapy – comment by Lorimer MoseleyLorimer Moseley
Enhancing the ‘meaning effect’ of back surgeryLorimer Moseley
Sound Bites – Foods that sound better taste betterCharles Spence
Dysynchiria is not a common feature of neuropathic painLorimer Moseley
Dysynchiria – Watching the mirror image of the unaffected limb elicits pain on the affected sideLorimer Moseley
Questioning the ideal sitting postureLorimer Moseley
Letter to the BMJ – Neuropathic pain – Management is more than pillsLorimer Moseley
Moisturising cream – read the labelLorimer Moseley
Jonah Lehrer and How We DecideLorimer Moseley
Rubber hand illusion makes your real hand go colderLorimer Moseley
Disownership or conflict between vision and proprioception?Lorimer Moseley
Neglect and CRPS – the discussion needs to continue…..Lorimer Moseley
Reduced sensation matches reduced movement control in people with back painLorimer Moseley
Let’s get the flock outa here…Lorimer Moseley
Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happenedLorimer Moseley
Sensing Movement – The Experts talk….Lorimer Moseley
Upping the ante – fish soireesLorimer Moseley
Graded motor imagery for chronic painLorimer Moseley
How Normal are the People Who Participate in Experiments?Lorimer Moseley
Cohabitation Bondi, a play about neuroscience, evolution, biology, disability, love and living in BondiLorimer Moseley
Visual distortion of a limb modulates the pain and swelling evoked by movementLorimer Moseley
Oliver Sacks – What hallucination reveals about our mindsHeidi Allen
Is successful rehabilitation of complex regional pain syndrome due to sustained attention to the affected limb?Lorimer Moseley
Is mirror therapy all it is cracked up to be? Current evidence and future directionsLorimer Moseley
Dr House tries the mirror box therapyLorimer Moseley
Reflections, imagery, and illusions: the past, present and future of training the brain in CRPSLorimer Moseley
Lorimer talking about his work with Peter Brugger on ABC radioLorimer Moseley
Graded motor imagery is effective for long-standing complex regional pain syndromeLorimer Moseley
Amputees learn a physiologically impossible movement of their phantom limbLorimer Moseley
Children imagine away painLorimer Moseley
A hundred years of visualising the brainHeidi Allen
Curiouser and curiouser – why the mad hatter would be excited about neuroscienceLorimer Moseley
Tactile discrimination, but not tactile stimulation alone, reduces chronic limb painLorimer Moseley
Seeing your own body reduces pain caused by laserLorimer Moseley
Physiologically impossible movement of phantom limbs explainedLorimer Moseley
The SmartHand projectLorimer Moseley
Training the Brain 1 – Cognitive, understanding the problemLorimer Moseley
Summarizing The Science of Interpersonal TouchAlberto Gallace, Charles Spence
Training the Brain 2 – Behavioural, function and movement hierarchyLorimer Moseley
Useful Organisations for CRPS PatientsLorimer Moseley
You gotta hate it when your next experiment has already been doneLorimer Moseley
Is reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome type I a small-fiber neuropathyLorimer Moseley
Training the Brain 3 – Brain changes, S1 reorganisationLorimer Moseley
Aaron Schurger on One Step Closer to ConsciousnessAaron Schurger
Mel Slater on Inducing Illusory Ownership of a Virtual BodyMel Slater
Training the Brain 4 – Recent developments, neglect and ownershipLorimer Moseley
Congrats Ron MelzackLorimer Moseley
Distorted body image in complex regional pain syndromeLorimer Moseley
An interview with David Butler at Sydney AirportHeidi Allen
TED talk video: Optical illusions show how we seeLorimer Moseley
Training the Brain 5 – Recent developments, disrupted bodily awarenessLorimer Moseley
A pain neuromatrix approach to patients with chronic painLorimer Moseley
BMJ classic – Phenotypic differences between male physicians, surgeons, and film starsLorimer Moseley
Why do people with complex regional pain syndrome take longer to recognize their affected handLorimer Moseley
Brain sciences emerge in conversations about elite sportLorimer Moseley
Sharing painful experiences in the brainLorimer Moseley
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – in plain EnglishLorimer Moseley
The Brain in CRPS-More Barriers or New OpportunitiesLorimer Moseley
TED Talk – Ramachandran on Capgras syndrome, Phantom Limb Pain and SynesthesiaHeidi Allen
Check out the December Pain-Blog CarnivalLorimer Moseley