Sagol faculty


Prof. Ruth Defrin

Dept. of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health, Faculty of Medicine

Tel: 03-6405431


Research topic: Spatial and temporal aspects of pain sensation, Pain perception, Mechanism of chronic pain following injuries to the central nervous system, Interactions between the pain and stress systems

Research methods: Quantitative somatosensory testing, psychophysics, somatosensory evoked potentials recordings

Projects in the lab include:

  1. Effect of acute stress on pain responses
  2. Mechanism of chronic pain following traumatic spinal cord injury
  3. Mechanism of headache following brain injury
  4. Pain modulation among stroke patients suffering from chronic pain