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

Neuroscience Letters

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

2020

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

in press

Cortex

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

2020

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

126:26-38

Pain

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

2020

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

161(2):328-337

Multisensory Research

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

2019

Manfron L, Legrain V, Filbrich L.

1:1-22

Behabioural Brain Research

Unimodal and crossmodal extinction of nociceptive stimuli in healthy volunteers

2019

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

362: 114-121

Perception

Does the body shape visuospatial perception?

2018

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

3.01007E+14

Nature: Scientific Reports

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

2018

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

8(1):5359

Consciousness and Cognition

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

2018

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

57: 106-115

Nature : Scientific Reports

Biased visuospatial perception in complex regional pain syndrome

2017

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

7.036111111

PLoS One

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

2017

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

12(8):e0182634

Neuroscience Letters

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

2017

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

654: 111-116

Neuropsychologia

Evidence for an integrated visuo-nociceptive representation of the peripersonal space of the hand

2017

De Paepe AL, Crombez G, Legrain V.

101:121-131

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

NOCIONS : PAIN RESEARCH AT UCLOUVAIN