About the Editors

Emeran A. Mayer, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA. He has published many research papers and reviews, focusing particularly on basic and clinical aspects of visceral pain and on the interactions between the digestive system and the nervous system. He received his medical training at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.
 
M. Catherine Bushnell, PhD, received her training in experimental psychology at the American University, Washington, DC, USA. She is Director of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada, where she also serves as Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry and as Harold Griffith Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.