In this issue of Scandinavian Journal of Pain, a study by Johnson and colleagues investigated the roles of arousal and threatening in the peripersonal space during a rubber hand illusion . The study is designed to evaluate whether or not arousal is selectively associated with threatening stimuli entering into the peripersonal space. The study uses the paradigm of the rubber hand illusion, where participants are induced to behave as if a rubber hand is part of their own body. The illusion is usually induced by brushing a person’s hand, hidden from view, while synchronously brushing a visible rubber hand. In this study, the authors used brushing to simulate a non-threatening condition and a needle to modulate a threatening condition.This paper outlines one of the most intriguing aspects: how self-body representation influences perception and cognition. Recent theories are suggesting that perception and cognition are influenced by internal representations of the body. This hypothesis is corroborated by research evidence showing for example that vision of the body increases spatial acuity of touch.Both experimental and clinical studies also highlight the importance of body representation in the modulation of pain experience using cross-modal illusions. These studies show that body self-representation and pain perception
Scandinavian Journal of Pain – de Gruyter
Published: Apr 1, 2016
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera