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Was it less painful for knights? Influence of appearance on pain perception

Weeth, A. ; Mühlberger, A. ; Shiban, Y.


BackgroundPain perception is a subjective experience shaped by different factors. In this study, we investigated the influence of a visually manipulated appearance of a virtual arm on pain perception. Specifically, we investigated how pain perception and vegetative skin responses were modified by inducing a virtual protection on the right arm by a virtual armour. MethodsParticipants (n=32) ...


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