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Chronic pain and the perceived value of monetary reward E. L. PARKS1, A.T. BARIA, M. N. BALIKI1, *A.V. APKARIAN1, 2
 

Summary: Chronic pain and the perceived value of monetary reward
E. L. PARKS1, A.T. BARIA, M. N. BALIKI1, *A.V. APKARIAN1, 2
1Dept of Physiology 2Dept of Anesthesiology Northwestern Univ Med Sch Chicago IL
SFN 2009
CHICAGO
653
INTRODUCTION
We previously demonstrated that chronic pain impairs
emotional decision-making during a monetary gambling
task (Apkarian et al., 2004). Here we present preliminary
results for two gambling tasks: gains vs losses and gains
1Dept of Physiology, 2Dept of Anesthesiology, Northwestern Univ. Med. Sch., Chicago, IL
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Experiment 1: Loss Aversion
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Experiment 2: Temporal Discounting
results for two gambling tasks: gains vs. losses and gains
vs. time, comparing chronic low back pain patients to
healthy subjects. These tasks allow us to independently
measure specific parameters for the perception of value

  

Source: Apkarian, A. Vania - Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine