- •Test-retest reliability of pain-related activity has not been extensively explored.
- •This study found generally “good” reliability for pain-related brain activity.
- •Self-reported pain, however, showed “excellent” test-retest reliability.
- •Findings suggest sufficient reliability of fMRI for valuable use in research.
- •However, self-report was more reliable than brain activity in this study.
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This research was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine through grants to M.E.R. (R01AT001424-05A2) and J.E.L. (F31AT007898-01A1).
The authors have no conflicts of interest to report.