About the Authors

Herta Flor, PhD, studied psychology at the Universities of Würzburg, Tübingen, and Yale, and obtained her PhD at the University of Tübingen. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialization in behavior therapy. Since 2000 she has served as Scientific Director of the Department of Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology at the Central Institute of Mental Health and as a full professor at the University of Heidelberg. She has made important discoveries in the field of pain and phantom phenomena, including the cortical processing of pain-related information in humans. Her research focuses on the interaction of brain and behavior, in particular the question of how behavior and experience influence neural processes and how neural processes alter behavior and experience.
 
Dennis C. Turk, PhD, is the John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research and Director of the Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, & Effectiveness (C-PRIME) at the University of Washington. A charter member of the International Association for the Study of Pain and a founding member of the American Pain Society, Dr. Turk is a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Turk is currently Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Journal of Pain, Co-Chair of the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, & Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT), and Co-Director of the Executive Committee for the Analgesic Clinical Trials Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, & Networks (ACTTION) initiative.