PAIN MECHANISMS By N., Sam M.S. - 7 neural mechanisms which mediate pain. These continue from peripheral nerve endings onto the cerebral cortex, particularly the cingulate gyrus. PAIN MECHANISMS: "Regardless as to whether the pain is stemming from sensory or cognitive receptors, pain mechanisms elicit the sensations we actually feel, and they're not pleasant." Related Psychology Terms PAIN DRIVE CEREBRAL CORTEX Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development STIMULUS (literally “goad”) SPECIFIC ENERGIES EMOTION (Theories) EQUILIBRIUM (Labyrinthine Sense; Vestibular Sense) ORGANIC SENSES PARAMNESIA RETICULAR FORMATION (Reticular Activating System, RAS) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PAIN MECHANISMS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pain-mechanisms/ (accessed November 29, 2022).