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Human Studies

2022 Nov 14

Eur J Pain

Investigating the Relationship Between Pain Indicators and Observers’ Judgments of Pain.


Yessick LR, Tanguay J, Gandhi W, Harrison R, Dinu R, Chakrabarti B, Borg E, Salomons TV
Eur J Pain. 2022 Nov 14.
PMID: 36377314.


Due to the inherent subjectivity of pain, it is difficult to make accurate judgments of pain in others. Research has found discrepancies between the ways in which perceived "objective" (e.g., medical evidence of injury) and "subjective" information (e.g., self-report) influence judgments of pain. This study aims to explore which potential cues (depictions of sensory input, brain activation, self-reported pain, and facial expressions) participants are most influenced by when evaluating pain in others.