Professor of Integrative Medicine at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience.
Martin Ingvar was appointed professor in Neurophysiology 1998. Since 2007 he is also professor in Integrative Medicine at the Osher Centre for Integrative Medicine.
The cognitive neurophysiology research group is part of Stockholm Brain Institute. The group holds the responsibility to host and develop the MR research center for structural and functional imaging in man. The main research focus is pain and emotional regulation mechanisms in the human forebrain.
The group also hosts the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine which has it´s research activities at the interface between western and complementary medicine.
The center has demonstrated successfully that common mechanisms in many complementary therapies pertains to placebo mechanisms expressed both in the nervous system and in the immune system and their interaction. A good example is the demonstration of a deficient regulation of pain in fibromyalgia expressed as a deficiency in activation in the descending pain regulatory system.