A new kind of spatial inattention associated with chronic limb pain?

Emily Reid, Sarah B Wallwork, Daniel Harvie, K Jane Chalmers, Alberto Gallace, Charles Spence, G Lorimer 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)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Reid, E., Wallwork, S. B., Harvie, D., Chalmers, K. J., Gallace, A., Spence, C., & Moseley, G. L. (2016). A new kind of spatial inattention associated with chronic limb pain? Annals of Neurology, 79(4), 701-704. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.24616
Reid, Emily ; Wallwork, Sarah B ; Harvie, Daniel ; Chalmers, K Jane ; Gallace, Alberto ; Spence, Charles ; Moseley, G Lorimer. / A new kind of spatial inattention associated with chronic limb pain?. In: Annals of Neurology. 2016 ; Vol. 79, No. 4. pp. 701-704.
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A new kind of spatial inattention associated with chronic limb pain? / Reid, Emily; Wallwork, Sarah B; Harvie, Daniel; Chalmers, K Jane; Gallace, Alberto; Spence, Charles; Moseley, G Lorimer.

In: Annals of Neurology, Vol. 79, No. 4, 04.03.2016, p. 701-704.

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Reid E, Wallwork SB, Harvie D, Chalmers KJ, Gallace A, Spence C et al. A new kind of spatial inattention associated with chronic limb pain? Annals of Neurology. 2016 Mar 4;79(4):701-704. https://doi.org/10.1002/ana.24616