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UNLABELLED As a method of experimental pain induction, the cold pressor test is thought to mimic the effects of chronic conditions effectively. A survey of previous studies using the cold pressor, however, revealed a lack of standardization and control of water temperature, questioning comparability and reliability. This study reports the influence of(More)
Directional deviations in visual line bisection were investigated using normal subjects. Significant main effects were found for hand and initial scan direction resulting from significantly greater deviations to the left by the left hand compared with the right hand and by a scan from the left compared with a scan from the right. These results suggest that(More)
Beschin and Robertson (1997) devised a simple clinical test of left personal neglect, which characterises personal grooming behaviour according to the proportion of the total activity that is directed to the left side of the body. Although this test proved highly reliable, and more sensitive than prior diagnostic techniques, its formulation may yet be(More)
Visual line bisection was investigated in 26 sinistral and 24 dextral subjects as a function of hemispace, hand and scan direction. An ANOVA revealed significant main effects for hand preference, due to the mean bisection errors of dextral subjects being significantly leftward of those of sinistral subjects; for hand, due to the bisection errors of the left(More)
Research studies of 'audioanalgesia', the ability of music to affect pain perception, have significantly increased in number during the past two decades. Listening to preferred music in particular may provide an emotionally engaging distraction capable of reducing both the sensation of pain itself and the accompanying negative affective experience. The(More)
Thirty left-ear advantaged (LEA) and 30 right-ear advantaged (REA) right-handed subjects performed tactile line bisection (TLB) in left and right spatial fields, and at midline. REA subjects were found to perform significantly better in the right spatial field than in the left and LEA subjects significantly better in the left than in the right. Significant(More)
The extent to which viewing a 'virtual' limb, the mirror image of an intact limb, modifies the experience of a phantom limb, was investigated in 80 lower limb amputees before, during and after repeated attempts to simultaneously move both intact and phantom legs. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two conditions, a control condition in which they(More)
Although previous research reported that the visual feedback of a 'virtual arm' increased the control of a phantom arm, it did not consider that the repeated attempt to move the phantom may have contributed to the effect. Twenty-one lower limb amputees reported the response of their phantom leg during repeated attempts to move both legs in one of two(More)