Assessing the effect of pain on demands for attentional resources using ERPs Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Event-related potentials were used as an adjunct to behavioral and self-report measures to examine the impact of pain in a short-term memory-scanning task. P3 amplitude was reduced and a frontal slow wave was increased during pain regardless of the number of items in memory. Results are discussed in terms of pain affecting an attention-switch mechanism.

authors

  • Houlihan, Michael E
  • McGrath, Patrick J
  • Connolly, John
  • Stroink, Gerhard
  • Allen Finley, G
  • Dick, Bruce
  • Phi, Tan-Trao

publication date

  • January 2004