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Research Article

Effects of Sensory Behavioral Tasks on Pain Threshold and Cortical Excitability

  • Magdalena Sarah Volz,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Charité Center for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Campus Charité Mitte, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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  • Vanessa Suarez-Contreras equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Vanessa Suarez-Contreras, Mariana E. Mendonca

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mariana E. Mendonca equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Vanessa Suarez-Contreras, Mariana E. Mendonca

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Fernando Santos Pinheiro,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Lotfi B. Merabet,

    Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Felipe Fregni mail

    fregni.felipe@mgh.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 03, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052968

About the Authors

Magdalena Sarah Volz, Vanessa Suarez-Contreras, Mariana E. Mendonca, Fernando Santos Pinheiro, Felipe Fregni
Laboratory of Neuromodulation, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Magdalena Sarah Volz
Charité Center for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Campus Charité Mitte, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Lotfi B. Merabet
Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: fregni.felipe@mgh.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MSV VSC MEM FSP LBM FF. Performed the experiments: MSV VSC MEM FSP LBM FF. Analyzed the data: MSV VSC MEM FSP LBM FF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MSV VSC MEM FSP LBM FF. Wrote the paper: MSV VSC MEM FSP LBM FF.