Pain and the peripersonal space

Adequately responding to a painful stimulus requires knowing where pain is localized on the body, but also where the cause of pain is localized in the external world. This involves for the brain to coordinate the somatotopic representation of the body and the representations of the space around the body. According to a recent theory, the spatial localization of pain depends on a cortical mapping system that integrates nociceptive (localization of the salient and threatening stimulus on the body), proprioceptive (localization of the limbs in external space) and visual information (localization of the cause/source of pain in the external world) into a multimodal and peripersonal representation of the body and the space nearby.

Researchers involved

Publications

2020

Visuomotor impairments in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome during pointing tasks

Pain

Verfaille C, Filbrich L, Rossetti Y, Berquin A, Mouraux D, Barbier O, Libouton X, Fraselle V, Legrain V.

in press.

2020

Investigating perceptual simultaneity between nociceptive and visual stimuli by means of temporal order judgments

Neuroscience Letters

Manfron L, Filbrich L, Nijs E, Mouraux A, Legrain V.

735:135156.

2020

Testing the exteroceptive function of nociception: the role of visual experience in shaping the spatial representations of nociceptive inputs

Cortex

Vanderclausen C, Bourgois M, De Volder A, Legrain V.

126:26-38

2020

The influence of visual experience and cognitive goals on the spatial representations of nociceptive stimuli

Pain

Vanderclausen C, Manfron L, De Volder A, Legrain V.

161(2):328-337

2019

Seeing or not Seeing Where Your Hands Are. The Influence of Visual Feedback About Hand Position on the Interaction Between Nociceptive and Visual Stimuli

Multisensory Research

Manfron L, Legrain V, Filbrich L.

1:1-22

2019

Unimodal and crossmodal extinction of nociceptive stimuli in healthy volunteers

Behabioural Brain Research

Filbrich L, Blandiaux S, Manfron L, Farnè A, De Keyser R, Legrain V.

362: 114-121

2018

Does the body shape visuospatial perception?

Perception

Legrain V, Manfron L, Garcia M, Filbrich L.

3.01007E+14

2018

No perceptual prioritization of non-nociceptive vibrotactile and visual stimuli presented on a sensitized body part

Nature: Scientific Reports

Torta D, Filbrich L, van den Broeke E, Legrain V.

8(1):5359

2018

Investigating the spatial characteristics of the crossmodal interaction between nociception and vision using gaze direction

Consciousness and Cognition

Filbrich L, Halicka M, Alamia A, Legrain V.

57: 106-115

2017

Biased visuospatial perception in complex regional pain syndrome

Nature : Scientific Reports

Filbrich L, Alamia A, Verfaille C, Barbier O, Libouton X, Fraselle V, Mouraux D, Berquin A, Legrain V.

7.036111111

2017

Shaping visual space perception through bodily sensations: Testing the impact of nociceptive stimuli on visual perception in peripersonal space with temporal order judgments

PLoS One

Filbrich L, Alamia A, Blandiaux S, Burns S, Legrain V.

12(8):e0182634

2017

Investigating peri-limb interaction between nociception and vision using spatial depth

Neuroscience Letters

Vanderclausen C, Filbrich L, Alamia A, Legrain V.

654: 111-116

Institute of Neuroscience (IONS) - Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)

NOCIONS : PAIN RESEARCH AT UCLOUVAIN