Selective attention towards painful faces among chronic pain patients: evidence from a modified version of the dot-probe.

@article{Khatibi2009SelectiveAT,
  title={Selective attention towards painful faces among chronic pain patients: evidence from a modified version of the dot-probe.},
  author={Ali Khatibi and Mohsen Zahedi Dehghani and Louise Sharpe and Gordon J. G. Asmundson and Hamidreza Pouretemad},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2009},
  volume={142 1-2},
  pages={42-7}
}
Evidence that patients with chronic pain selectively attend to pain-related stimuli presented in modified Stroop and dot-probe paradigms is mixed. The pain-related stimuli used in these studies have been primarily verbal in nature (i.e., words depicting themes of pain). The purpose of the present study was to determine whether patients with chronic pain, relative to healthy controls, show selective attention for pictures depicting painful faces. To do so, 170 patients with chronic pain and 40… CONTINUE READING

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