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Håkan Olausson





Research about skin sensation gave insights into pain

Håkan Olausson’s breakthrough research has partially upset the textbook description of the nervous system. His research group recently discovered a previously unknown component of the human pain-signalling system.

Håkan Olausson.

Håkan Olausson appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

Håkan Olausson has been appointed as a Wallenberg Clinical Scholar by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. He receives SEK 15 million for his research into the clinical significance of a newly discovered ultrarapid pain-signalling system.


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Kevin Ng, Odai Waleed Mohammad Lafee, Otmane Bouchatta, Adarsh D. Makdani, Andrew G. Marshall, Håkan Olausson, Sarah Mcintyre, Saad Nagi (2024) Human Foot Outperforms the Hand in Mechanical Pain Discrimination eNeuro, Vol. 11, Article 0412232024 Continue to DOI


Mattias Savallampi, Anne Maallo, Sumaiya Shaikh, Francis McGlone, Frederique J. Bariguian-Revel, Håkan Olausson, Rebecca Böhme (2023) Social Touch Reduces Pain Perception-An fMRI Study of Cortical Mechanisms Brain Sciences, Vol. 13, Article 393 Continue to DOI
Oumie Thorell, Johannes Ydrefors, Mats Svantesson, Björn Gerdle, Håkan Olausson, David A. Mahns, Saad S. Nagi (2023) Investigations into an overlooked early component of painful nociceptive withdrawal reflex responses in humans Frontiers in Pain Research, Vol. 3, Article 1112614 Continue to DOI