Spatial Acuity of the Nociceptive System and Spatial Summation of Pain: Potential Implications for the Clinic

"Previous studies investigating spatial acuity measured by two-point discrimination threshold concluded that the nociceptive system is less accurate than the innocuous tactile system. In the discussed article, the authors point out that the nociceptive system is more accurate than the tactile system when controlling for the stimulus modality and intensity in healthy pain-free individuals. Furthermore, this article shows that the pattern of distance-based and areabased spatial summation of pain is modality independent."


Alban Hurth

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