Publications

  1. Baumgartner J, Quintana D, Leija L, Schuster N, Bruno K, Castellanos J, & Case L (2021). Widespread pressure delivered by a weighted blanket reduces chronic pain: A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Pain.


  1. Case L* and Liljencrantz J* et. al (2021). Innocuous pressure sensation requires A-type afferents but not functional PIEZO2 channels in humans. Nature Communications. * Co-first authors

  1. Case L, Adler-Neal AL, Wells RE, & Zeidan F (2021). The role of expectations and endogenous opioids in mindfulness-based relief of experimentally-induced acute pain. Psychosomatic Medicine.

  1. Case L, Liljencrantz J, McCall M, Bradson M, Necaise A, Tubbs J, Olausson H, Wang B & Bushnell MC (2020). Pleasant Deep Pressure: Expanding the Social Touch Hypothesis. Neuroscience.

  1. Jinich-Diamant A, Garland E, Baumgartner J, Gonzalez N, Riegner G, Birenbaum J, Case L, & Zeidan F (2020). Neurophysiological Mechanisms Supporting Mindfulness Meditation–Based Pain Relief: An Updated Review. Curr Pain Headache Rep, 24(56).

  1. Case L, Laubacher C, Richards E, Grossman M, Atlas L, Parker S, & Bushnell M (2019). Is Placebo Analgesia for Heat Pain A Sensory Effect? An Exploratory Study on Minimizing the Influence of Response Bias. Neurobiology of Pain, 5, 100023.

  1. Szczot M, Liljencrantz J, Ghitani N, Barik A, Lam R, Thompson J, Bharucha D, Saade D, Necaise A, Donkervoort S, Foley R, Gordon T, Case L, The PIEZO2LOF Consortium, Bushnell M, Bönnemann C, & Chesler A (2018). PIEZO2 mediates injury-induced tactile pain in mice and humans. Science Translational Medicine 10.

  1. Case L, Jackson P, Kinkel R, & Mills P (2018). Guided Imagery Improves Mood, Fatigue, and Quality of Life in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis: An Exploratory Efficacy Trial of Healing Light Guided Imagery. Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine, 23, 1-8.

  1. Case L, Laubacher M, Richards E, Spagnolo P, Olausson H, & Bushnell M (2017). Inhibitory rTMS of secondary somatosensory cortex reduces intensity but not pleasantness of gentle touch. Neuroscience Letters, 653, 84-91.

  1. Case L, Laubacher C, Olausson H, Wang B, Spagnolo V, & Bushnell MC (2016). Encoding of Touch Intensity but Not Pleasantness in Human Primary Sensory Cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(21), 5850-5860.

  1. Case L*, Čeko M*, Gracely J, Richards E, Olausson H, & Bushnell MC (2016). Touch perception altered by chronic pain and by opioid blockade. eneuro, 3(1), ENEURO-0138. *Co-first authors

  1. Case L, Brang D, Landazuri R, Viswanathan P, & Ramachandran VS (2016). Altered White Matter and Sensory Response to Bodily Sensation in Female-to-Male Transgender Individuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-15.

  1. Case L, Pineda J, & Ramachandran VS (2015). Common Coding and Complex Interactions Between Observed, Imagined, and Experienced Motor and Somatosensory Activity. Neuropsychologia Special Issue: Sensory Motor Integration, 79B, 233-245.

  1. Bushnell M, Case L, Čeko M, Cotton V, Gracely J, Low L, Pitcher M, & Villemure C (2015). Effect of environment on the long-term consequences of chronic pain. Pain, 156, S42-S49.

  1. Rouw R, Case L, Gosavi R, & Ramachandran V (2014). Color associations for days and letters across different languages. Frontiers in Psychology, 5.

  1. Root N, Case L, Burrus C, & Ramachandran VS (2014). External self-representations improve self awareness in a child with autism. Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2014.888455.

  1. Case L, Gosavi R, & Ramachandran VS (2013). Heightened Sensory and Motor Referral Induced by Nerve Block or Topical Anesthetic. Neuropsychologia, 51(10), 1823-1828.

  1. Case L & Ramachandran VS (2012). Alternating Gender Incongruity: A new neuropsychiatric syndrome that provides insight into the dynamic plasticity of brain-sex. Medical Hypotheses, 78, 626-631.


  1. Case L, Wilson RC, & Ramachandran VS (2012). Diminished Size-Weight Illusion in Anorexia Nervosa: Evidence for Visuo-Proprioceptive Integration Deficit. Experimental Brain Research, 217(1), 79-87.

  1. Ramachandran VS, Krause B, & Case L (2011). The Phantom Head. Perception, 40(3), 367-370.


  1. Snow J, Ingeholm, J, Levy I, Caravella R, Case L, Wallace G, & Martin A (2011). Impaired Visual Scanning and Memory for Faces in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: It’s Not Just the Eyes. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 1-9.

  1. Wallace G, Case L, Harms M, Silvers J, Kenworthy L, & Martin A (2011). Diminished sensitivity to sad facial expressions in high functioning autism spectrum disorders is associated with symptomatology and adaptive functioning. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41, 1475-1486.

  1. Case L, Abrams R, & Ramachandran VS (2010). Immediate Interpersonal and Intermanual Referral of Sensations Following Anesthetic Block of One Arm. Archives of Neurology (now JAMA Neurology), 67(12), 1521-1523.

  1. Birn R, Kenworthy L, Case L, Caravella R, Jones T, Bandettini P, & Martin A (2010). Neural systems supporting lexical search guided by letter and semantic category cues: a self-paced overt response fMRI study of verbal fluency. Neuroimage, 49(1), 1099-107.