Reading Words Hurts: The impact of pain sensitivity on people's ratings of pain-related words

Abstract

This study explores the relation between pain sensitivity and the cognitive processing of words. 130 participants evaluated the pain-relatedness of a total of 600 two-syllabic nouns, and subsequently reported on their own pain sensitivity. The results demonstrate that pain-sensitive people (based on their self-report) associate words more strongly with pain… (More)

Topics

4 Figures and Tables