Atypical electrophysiological activity during pain observation in amputees who experience synaesthetic pain

Bernadette Fitzgibbon, Peter Enticott, Melita Joy Giummarra, Richard Thomson, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, John Bradshaw

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There are increasing reports of people experiencing pain when observing pain in another. This describes the phenomenon of synaesthetic pain which, until recently, had been primarily reported in amputees with phantom pain. In the current study, we used electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate how amputees who experience synaesthetic pain process pain observed in another.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357 - 368
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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