Are the spatial features of bodily threat limited to the exact location where pain is expected?

@article{Bulcke2014AreTS,
  title={Are the spatial features of bodily threat limited to the exact location where pain is expected?},
  author={Charlotte Vanden Bulcke and Geert Crombez and Charles Spence and Stefaan van Damme},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={2014},
  volume={153},
  pages={113-9}
}
Previous research has revealed that anticipating pain at a particular location of the body prioritizes somatosensory input presented there. The present study tested whether the spatial features of bodily threat are limited to the exact location of nociception. Participants judged which one of two tactile stimuli, presented to either hand, had been presented first, while occasionally experiencing a painful stimulus. The distance between the pain and tactile locations was manipulated. In… CONTINUE READING
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