The interruptive effect of pain on attention.

  title={The interruptive effect of pain on attention.},
  author={David J Moore and Edmund Keogh and Christopher Eccleston},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  volume={65 3},
Pain is known to disrupt attentional performance in both healthy adults and patients with chronic pain. Exactly which aspects of attentional function are affected are, however, still to be determined. The primary aim of this investigation was to systematically examine the effects of experimentally induced pain on a range of attentional performance tasks. Following a review of tests of attentional disruption, seven best candidate tasks were selected and examined across seven experiments. The… CONTINUE READING

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