Discounting future pain: Effects on self-reported pain
Pablo Brañas-Garza, Maria P. Espinosa, Maria Repolles Pro
DOI: 10.4236/nm.2010.11002   PDF    HTML     4,504 Downloads   8,787 Views   Citations


Empirical results are presented showing that people who acknowledge pain anticipation when expecting an injury experience higher sensitivity to pain (GREP, Robinson et al., 2001). The positive correlation between sensitivity and anticipation is highly significant. However, no relationship is found between anticipation and pain endurance.

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P. Brañas-Garza, M. Espinosa and M. Pro, "Discounting future pain: Effects on self-reported pain," Neuroscience and Medicine, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2010, pp. 14-19. doi: 10.4236/nm.2010.11002.

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