The Gate Control Theory of Pain Video

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What is pain?

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1. What is the Gate Control Theory of Pain?

2. What is the difference between nociceptive and neuropathic pain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the Gate Control Theory of Pain and how our bodies process pain. The quiz will ask you to define pain and the Gate Control Theory of Pain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The difference between nociceptive and neuropathic pain
  • Nerve fibers that carry nociceptive information
  • Primary afferent axons that are myelinated

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding myelinated primary afferent axons and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and concepts, such as pain and the Gate Control Theory of Pain
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between nociceptive and neuropathic pain
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding nerve fibers that carry pain information

Additional Learning

To learn more about this pain theory, review the accompanying lesson, The Gate Control Theory of Pain. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the psychologist and neuroscientist who developed the theory
  • Break the theory down into a step-by-step process
  • Understand the impact of the theory on pain perception
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