Tim Salomons

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

M.Sc., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

Lab Site

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Research Intersts

My work aims to understand how the brain and body interact to create the experience of pain, and why some people might be prone to develop pain while others are relatively resilient. I am especially interested  in the biological mechanisms that underlie cognitive and affective responses to pain and how this knowledge might help us treat pain.

Selected Publications

Gandhi W, Rosenek N, Harrison R, Salomons TV (In Press) Functional connectivity of the amygdala is linked to individual differences in emotional pain facilitation. Pain

Park R, Mohiuddin M, Poulin P, Salomons TV, Edwards R, Nathan H, Haley C, Gilron G (In Press) Interactions between analgesic drug therapy and mindfulness-based interventions for chronic pain in adults: Protocol for a systematic scoping review. Pain Reports

Borg E, Harrison R, Stazicker J, Salomons TV (2019) Is the folk concept of pain polyeidic? Mind and Language 1-19

Harrison R, Zeidan F, Kitsaras G, Ozcelik D, Salomons TV, (2018) Trait mindfulness is associated with lower pain reactivity and connectivity of the default mode network. The Journal of Pain S1526-5900(18)30910-6

Borg E, Hansen N, Salomons TV, (2018) The meaning of pain expressions and pain In Van Rysewyk (Ed) Meanings of Pain (2nd ed.). Cham, Switzerland: SpringerZeidan F, Salomons TV, Farris S, Emerson N, Adler-Neal A, Jung Y, Coghill R, (In Press) Neural mechanisms supporting the relationship between dispositional mindfulness and pain. Pain

Salomons TV, (In Press) Pain as an embodied emotion. In Fox AS, Lapate RC, Shackman AJ & Davidson RJ (Eds). The nature of emotion. Fundamental questions (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Salomons TV, Iannetti G, Liang M, Wood J (2016) The pain matrix in pain free individuals. JAMA Neurology 73(6):755-6

Salomons TV, Nusslock R, Detloff A, Johnstone T, Davidson RJ, (2015) Emotion regulation circuitry underlying anxiolytic effects of perceived control over pain. The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 27(2): 222-33

Salomons TV, Moayedi M, Erpelding N, Davis KD, (2014) A brief cognitive-behavioural intervention for pain reduces secondary hyperalgesiaPain 155(8): 1446-52.