Discounting future pain: Effects on self-reported pain

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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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