Electrocutaneous pain thresholds are higher during systole than diastole.


Arterial baroreceptors may modulate pain. Evidence suggests the neurophysiological correlates of pain are dampened during systole, when baroreceptors are stimulated, compared to diastole, when stimulation is minimal. However, the influence of the cardiac cycle on perception of pain remains unclear. This study examined pain thresholds in 49 healthy adults at… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2013.05.002


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@article{Wilkinson2013ElectrocutaneousPT, title={Electrocutaneous pain thresholds are higher during systole than diastole.}, author={M. J. Wilkinson and David McIntyre and Louisa Edwards}, journal={Biological psychology}, year={2013}, volume={94 1}, pages={71-3} }