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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Animal psychology, ethology & psychobiology
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Rumination, interoceptive awareness and suggestibility predict the occurrence of the thermal grill illusion
English
Scheuren, Raymonde mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Sütterlin, Stefan mailto [Lillehammer University College, Norway > Section of Psychology]
Anton, Fernand mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
10-Oct-2013
60 x 40 cm
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International
EFIC Congress: Pain in Europe VIII
9-12 octobre 2013
European Federation of IASP Chapters
Florence
Italy
[en] Interoception ; pain illusion ; paradoxical pain ; responder ; rumination ; thermal grill illusion
[en] ruminationInterposed non-noxious cold and warm cutaneous stimuli
applied via a thermal grill have repeatedly been shown to
generate a paradoxical pain sensation, also described as
‘thermal grill illusion of pain’.
According to the ‘central disinhibition theory’ proposed by
Craig and Bushnell [1], the pain phenomenon commonly
qualified as burning can be explained by “an unmasking of
cold-evoked activity of polymodal nociceptive lamina I
spinothalamic neurons (activation by polymodal Cnociceptors)
resulting from the reduction of normal coldevoked
activity of thermoreceptive lamina I spinothalamic
neurons (activation by Aδ cooling thermoreceptors) by
spatial summation of the simultaneous warm stimuli in the
thermoreceptive but not the nociceptive neurons.”
Since a significant part of the tested subjects do however
not display the thermal grill percept, it may be
hypothesized that not only physiological-, but also
psychological determinants play a crucial role in the
generation of the paradoxical pain. Sad mood [2] and
anxiety [3] have already been proposed as relevant
psychological factors.
The aim of the present research consisted in validating our
custom made, water-driven and fMRI compatible thermal
grill device [4], in identifying thermal grill ‘responders’
and ‘non-responders’ and in investigating whether different
personality traits or states constitute predictors for the
elicitation of the thermal grill illusion.
National Research Fund, Luxembourg (AFR-PhD2010 1/784732)
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/16405

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