Project

Synaesthesia for pain: an experimental analysis

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
synaesthesia pain modulation
 
Project description

I want to investigate the variety os somatosensory responses towards observing pain in others ranging from the detection of somatic sensations, over the modulation of noxious input to the experience of pain synaesthesia by means of an experimental paradigm. As a recent provided model of pain synaesthesia has remained untested, I want to investigate the underlying processes and conditions.