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A new kind of spatial inattention associated with chronic limb pain?

Abstract:

Pathological limb pain patients show decreased attention to some stimuli on the painful limb and increased attention to others, a paradox that has dogged the field for over a decade. We hypothesized that pathological pain involves a spatial inattention confined to bodily representations. Patients showed inattention to the painful side for visual processing of body parts but not letters, tactile processing but not auditory, and body-part bisection tasks but not line bisection tasks. We propose...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1002/ana.24616

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Wallwork, SB More by this author
Chalmers, KJ More by this author
Gallace, A More by this author
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National Health and Medical Research Council More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley Online Library Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of Neurology Journal website
Volume:
79
Issue:
4
Pages:
701–704
Publication date:
2016-04-08
Acceptance date:
2016-02-15
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ISSN:
0364-5134 and 1531-8249
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pubs:606159
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uri:ba99e3a2-6762-44cd-98dc-863aea9e0506
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uuid:ba99e3a2-6762-44cd-98dc-863aea9e0506
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pubs:606159

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