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See detailPainful decisions: How classifying sensations can change the experience of pain
Van Der Meulen, Marian UL; Anton, Fernand UL; Petersen, Sibylle UL

in European Journal of Pain (London, England) (2017)

Background: Categorizing perceptual stimuli is a mechanism for facilitating the processing of sensory input from our environment. This facilitation of perception is achieved through generalization ... [more ▼]

Background: Categorizing perceptual stimuli is a mechanism for facilitating the processing of sensory input from our environment. This facilitation of perception is achieved through generalization (assimilation) of stimulus characteristics within categories and accentuation between categories. These categorization processes have been demonstrated in visual, auditory, tactile and social perception, but never in pain perception. Method: We presented participants with six thermal noxious stimuli, increasing in steps of 0.5 °C. In an experimental group, stimuli were assigned to two categories labelled A and B containing the three lower (A1, A2, A3) and three higher (B1, B2, B3) stimuli. A control group did not receive such category information (stimuli were labelled S1–S6). In a first part of the experiment, participants simply rated pain intensity and unpleasantness for all stimuli. In a second part, we presented stimuli without labels and participants had to identify the label of each stimulus. Results: We found evidence for categorization effects in both pain ratings and stimulus identification data. In particular, unpleasantness ratings within categories were more similar to each other, and ratings between categories less similar, in the experimental compared to control group. Participants in the experimental group also confused stimuli more often within than between categories, and were more confident about category membership of stimuli at the category border, compared to participants in the control group. Conclusions: Mere category information, using abstract category labels, significantly changes pain perception. Implications for our understanding of cognitive pain modulation mechanisms, as well as clinical implications of categorization effects are discussed. Significance: Categorization effects in pain perception are demonstrated. Classifying and labelling painful events can modulate early perceptual processes, lead to under- or overestimation of pain symptoms and affect decision-making behaviour related to pain. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards an integrative view of cognitive biases in pain.
Van Ryckeghem, Dimitri UL; Vervoort, Tine

in European journal of pain (London, England) (2016), 20(8), 1201-2

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See detailGeneral hypervigilance in fibromyalgia: one swallow does not make a summer.
Van Ryckeghem, Dimitri UL; Crombez, Geert

in European journal of pain (London, England) (2015), 19(4), 447-8

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See detailKeeping pain out of your mind: the role of attentional set in pain.
Van Ryckeghem, Dimitri UL; Crombez, G.; Eccleston, C. et al

in European journal of pain (London, England) (2013), 17(3), 402-11

BACKGROUND: The involuntary capture of attention by pain may, to some extent, be controlled by psychological variables. In this paper, we investigated the effect of attentional set (i.e., the collection ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The involuntary capture of attention by pain may, to some extent, be controlled by psychological variables. In this paper, we investigated the effect of attentional set (i.e., the collection of task-related features that a person is monitoring in order to successfully pursue a goal) on pain. METHODS: Two experiments are reported in which the task relevance of the modality and spatial location of a target stimulus was manipulated. In both experiments, somatosensory and auditory stimuli were presented on each trial. In experiment 1, 29 participants were cued on each trial to localize either a somatosensory or an auditory target. In experiment 2, 37 participants were cued on each trial to identify either a somatosensory or an auditory target at a particular location. RESULTS: In experiment 1, self-reported pain intensity and unpleasantness were reduced when participants had to localize the auditory target. The location of the painful stimulus relative to the location of the auditory target did not affect pain. In experiment 2, again, pain intensity and unpleasantness ratings were reduced when participants identified the auditory target. Now, the location of the painful stimulus relative to the location of the auditory target moderated the effect. Pain intensity was less when the painful stimulus was at a different location than the auditory target. CONCLUSIONS: Results are discussed in terms of the attentional set hypothesis, and we argue that the effectiveness of distraction tasks depends on the degree to which the task-relevant features of the distraction task are distinct from pain-related features. [less ▲]

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See detailPain catastrophizing influences the use and the effectiveness of distraction in schoolchildren.
Verhoeven, K.; Goubert, L.; Jaaniste, T. et al

in European journal of pain (London, England) (2012), 16(2), 256-67

Distraction is an intuitive way of coping with pain and is often used in children's pain treatment programs. However, empirical evidence concerning the effectiveness of distraction is equivocal. One ... [more ▼]

Distraction is an intuitive way of coping with pain and is often used in children's pain treatment programs. However, empirical evidence concerning the effectiveness of distraction is equivocal. One potential explanation might be that distraction does not work for everyone in every situation. In the current series of studies, we examined the role of pain catastrophizing as an influencing factor of distraction effectiveness. In the first study, we investigated the use of pain coping strategies (including distraction) in schoolchildren (N = 828, aged 8-18 years) by means of a questionnaire. Results indicated that children with higher levels of pain catastrophizing reported using less distraction strategies in daily life than children with lower levels of pain catastrophizing. In the second study, a subsample (N = 81, aged 9-18 years) performed a painful cold pressor task (CPT) (12 degrees C). Participants were randomly assigned to a distraction group, in which an attention-demanding tone-detection task was performed during the CPT, or a control group, in which no distraction task was performed. Results showed that participants in the distraction group were engaged in the distraction task, and reported to have paid less attention to pain than participants in the control group. However, distraction was ineffective in reducing cold pressor pain, and even intensified the pain experience in high catastrophizing children. Caution may be warranted in using distraction as a 'one size fits all' method, especially in high catastrophizing children. [less ▲]

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See detailInternal validity of inter-digital web pinching as a model for perceptual diffuse inhibitory controls -induced hypoalgesia in healthy humans
Streff, Anouk; Michaux, Gilles; Anton, Fernand UL

in European Journal of Pain (London, England) (2011), 15(1), 45-52

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See detailDistraction from pain and executive functioning: an experimental investigation of the role of inhibition, task switching and working memory.
Verhoeven, Katrien; Van Damme, Stefaan; Eccleston, Christopher et al

in European journal of pain (London, England) (2011), 15(8), 866-73

Although many studies have investigated the effectiveness of distraction as a method of pain control, the cognitive processes by which attentional re-direction is achieved, remain unclear. In this study ... [more ▼]

Although many studies have investigated the effectiveness of distraction as a method of pain control, the cognitive processes by which attentional re-direction is achieved, remain unclear. In this study the role of executive functioning abilities (inhibition, task switching and working memory) in the effectiveness of distraction is investigated. We hypothesized that the effectiveness of distraction in terms of pain reduction would be larger in participants with better executive functioning abilities. Ninety-one undergraduate students first performed executive functioning tasks, and subsequently participated in a cold pressor task (CPT). Participants were randomly assigned to (1) a distraction group, in which an attention-demanding tone-detection task was performed during the CPT, or (2) a control group, in which no distraction task was performed. Participants in the distraction group reported significantly less pain during the CPT, but the pain experience was not influenced by executive functioning abilities. However, the performance on the distraction task improved with better inhibition abilities, indicating that inhibition abilities might be important in focussing on a task despite the pain. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential physiological effects during tonic painful hand immersion tests using hot and ice water
Streff, Anouk; Kuehl, Linn; Michaux, Gilles et al

in European Journal of Pain (London, England) (2010), 14(3), 266-272

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See detailComments on "Reccommendations on terminology and practice on psychophysical DNIC testing" by Yarnitsky et al. 14(4), 339
Michaux, Gilles; Anton, Fernand UL; Erpelding, Nathalie et al

in European Journal of Pain (London, England) (2010)

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See detailEffects of chronic intermittent restraint stress on inflammation-related pain behavior and spinal cell activation in rats.
Juif, Pierre-Eric; Anton, Fernand UL; Hanesch, Ulrike UL

in European Journal of Pain (London, England) (2009), 13(1), 74-75

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See detailThe neurokinin-1 receptor antagonist RP 67580, reduces the sensitization of primary afferents by substance P in the rat.
Pawlak, Matthias; Schmidt, Robert; Heppelmann, Bernd et al

in European Journal of Pain (London, England) (2001), 5

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