Hypervigilance and pain perception: developing new research methods

01 January 2010 → 31 October 2013
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
hypervigilance experimental psychology bodily sensations health psychology attention pain
Project description

Hypervigilance for somatic sensations is often suggested as a crucial factor in pain perception. Despite its potential utility, the construct of hypervigilance has been plagued by unclear conceptualization and wrong operationalization. The aim of this project is to advance research to hypervigilance for bodily sensations, by the development of new research paradigms, in collaboration with Prof. Spence (Oxford University, UK).