Project

Where is my pain? A neuro-cognitive investigation of the spatial perception of pain.

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
fibromyalgia pain peripersonal space
 
Project description

This project will investigate how the human brain constructs a peripersonal schema of the body in order to deal with potential physical threats. Studies will be conducted using behavioral and neurophysiological measures in healthy participants, and in patients with fibromyalgia to test whether deficits in cognitive representations of the body could be a central feature of chronic pain pathophysiology.