About Martin Ingvar

Karolinska Institutet

Martin Ingvar

Martin Ingvar

Cognitive neurophysiology

We focus the science of the subjective health experience with a

cognitive neuroscience and translational science approach.

Health statistics demonstrate that half of the sick leave

absence in Sweden may be ascribed to the subjective health axis.

Our vision is to develop comprehensive physiological/biomedical

explanations to the subjective health experience and the

mission is defined by the unmet medical needs in patients

with a low subjective health experience/low self esteem or

chronic pain.

Subjective experiences are regulated from the pre-frontal

cortex and we study how the descending cortical control

exerts influence on e.g. pain experience, emotional/cognitive

regulation and inflammatory markers and in treatment

intervention studies.

We have expertise in PET, MRI, in behavioral science

incl. behavioral genetics. Our research results have had

impact on the understanding of pain regulation,

emotional regulation and decisionmaking.


ProfessorMartin Ingvar


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