A New Kind of Spatial Inattention Associated With Chronic Limb Pain?

E Reid, SB Wallwork, D Harvie, KJ Chalmers, A Gallace, C Spence, GL Moseley

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Abstract

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 the new term "somatospatial inattention" to describe bodily-specific spatial inattention associated with pathological limb pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-4
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Reid, E., Wallwork, SB., Harvie, D., Chalmers, KJ., Gallace, A., Spence, C., & Moseley, GL. (2016). A New Kind of Spatial Inattention Associated With Chronic Limb Pain? Annals of Neurology, 79(4), 701-4. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.24616
Reid, E ; Wallwork, SB ; Harvie, D ; Chalmers, KJ ; Gallace, A ; Spence, C ; Moseley, GL. / A New Kind of Spatial Inattention Associated With Chronic Limb Pain?. In: Annals of Neurology. 2016 ; Vol. 79, No. 4. pp. 701-4.
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Reid, E, Wallwork, SB, Harvie, D, Chalmers, KJ, Gallace, A, Spence, C & Moseley, GL 2016, 'A New Kind of Spatial Inattention Associated With Chronic Limb Pain?', Annals of Neurology, vol. 79, no. 4, pp. 701-4. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.24616

A New Kind of Spatial Inattention Associated With Chronic Limb Pain? / Reid, E; Wallwork, SB; Harvie, D; Chalmers, KJ; Gallace, A; Spence, C; Moseley, GL.

In: Annals of Neurology, Vol. 79, No. 4, 01.04.2016, p. 701-4.

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