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

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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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National Health and Medical Research Council More from this funder
Publisher:
Wiley 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:
1531-8249 and 0364-5134
Pmid:
26878698
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:606159
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uuid:ba99e3a2-6762-44cd-98dc-863aea9e0506
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pubs:606159
Deposit date:
2016-09-08

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