Lisa May is a doctoral candidate in the Institute of Neuroscience at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms by which cognitive and affective processes affect pain perception, using pharmaceutical methods and functional MRI. Her ultimate goal is to improve chronic pain treatment, so she am particularly interested in psychological pain relief that can be engaged in intentionally through the cultivation of practices and habits. Her dissertation research is investigating the neural mechanisms by which gratitude and mindfulness affect the way pain is perceived and how these relate to negative beliefs and attitudes about pain.

This profile was last updated on February 26, 2020

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