Skip to main content

Neurophysiology of migraine


We review the main electrophysiological abnormalities emerging from migraine studies and discuss them from the pathophysiological point of view. Considerations range from genetic aspects to the heterogeneous clinical phenotype of migraine.

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Giorgio Sandrini.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Sandrini, G., Cecchini, A.P., Hristova, S.I. et al. Neurophysiology of migraine. J Headache Pain 2, s67–s71 (2001).

Download citation

  • Migraine trait
  • Cortical excitability
  • Trigeminal reflex
  • Habituation
  • Trigeminovascular system