Increased bias to report heat or pain following emotional priming of pain-related fear

@article{Kirwilliam2008IncreasedBT,
  title={Increased bias to report heat or pain following emotional priming of pain-related fear},
  author={Simon Kirwilliam and Stuart W. G. Derbyshire},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2008},
  volume={137},
  pages={60-65}
}
Emotional and attentional factors have been identified to play a significant role in modulating pain perception with negative emotions increasing pain sensitivity. Recent studies suggest that fearful images may activate the attentional components of fear driven behaviours and facilitate an attentional bias or sensitivity toward noxious stimuli. The current investigation examines whether priming of pain-related fear will affect performance by increasing sensitivity to punctuate heat stimuli. A… CONTINUE READING

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