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Mechanical Pain Thresholds and the Rubber Hand Illusion

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Bauer, Anna ; Hagenburger, Julia ; Plank, Tina ; Busch, Volker ; Greenlee, Mark W.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 16 May 2018 09:51


We manipulated the sense of body ownership with the rubber hand illusion (RHI) to determine if perception of a potentially painful threat to the rubber hand can modify the mechanical pain threshold (MPT). Simultaneous tactile stimulation of the subject's concealed hand and the appropriately positioned visible rubber hand generated the illusion of false body ownership. The MPT was recorded on the ...


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