Editor’s picks: Can preschool-age children reliably report the intensity of their pain?

Over this holiday season we are publishing our Editor’s picks of 2017 for you to read and enjoy again.  — From infancy onward, mammals express pain by vocalization, body movement, and facial actions. Such expression can communicate danger to others or elicit support. But these observable actions are not always specific to pain, and they diminish … [Read more...]

Baby love, my baby love

The Journal of Pain recently announced the five most downloaded articles of 2013. Our very own Jane Bowering was on the podium with the third most downloaded paper (and the second most read paper in the Journal's history!!) Well done indeed Jane! Anyway, we have decided to bring all five of the most downloaded articles to you over the coming weeks. … [Read more...]

A good cuddle just ain’t enough!

Developmental researchers suggest that parents are hardwired to soothe their babies during distressing situations.  Much research has studied how infants and caregiver interact after the infant is distressed using a standardized separation-based experiment in a research lab. This work has clearly demonstrated how important the parent-infant … [Read more...]