Vicarious experiences and detection accuracy while observing pain and touch: The effect of perspective taking.

@article{Vandenbroucke2015VicariousEA,
  title={Vicarious experiences and detection accuracy while observing pain and touch: The effect of perspective taking.},
  author={Sophie Vandenbroucke and Geert Crombez and Tom Loeys and Liesbet Goubert},
  journal={Attention, perception & psychophysics},
  year={2015},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={1781-93}
}
In this study, we investigated the effects of observing pain and touch in others on vicarious somatosensory experiences and the detection of subtle somatosensory stimuli. Furthermore, the effect of taking a first- versus a third-person perspective was investigated. Undergraduates (N = 57) viewed videos depicting hands being pricked (pain), hands being touched by a cotton swab (touch), and control scenes (same approaching movement of a hand as in the other video categories, but without the… CONTINUE READING
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