- •Pain control attempts may result in heightened attention to pain-related information.
- •Pain control attempts should thus bias attention to the pain-relevant location.
- •A tactile change detection task was presented to pain control and comparison groups.
- •Comparison group shows an attentional bias for the pain location when under threat.
- •Pain control group shows similar attentional bias irrespective of threat.
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Disclosures: This study was supported by a research grant ( BOF11/STA/004 ) from the Special Research Foundation of Ghent University (BOF) awarded to S. Van Damme.
The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.