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The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance. / Witt, Jessica K.; Linkenauger, Sally A.; Bakdash, Jonathan Z.; Augustyn, Jason S.; Cook, Andrew; Proffitt, Dennis R.

In: Experimental Brain Research, Vol. 192, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 145-148.

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Witt, JK, Linkenauger, SA, Bakdash, JZ, Augustyn, JS, Cook, A & Proffitt, DR 2009, 'The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance', Experimental Brain Research, vol. 192, no. 1, pp. 145-148. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-008-1594-3

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Witt, J. K., Linkenauger, S. A., Bakdash, J. Z., Augustyn, J. S., Cook, A., & Proffitt, D. R. (2009). The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance. Experimental Brain Research, 192(1), 145-148. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-008-1594-3

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Witt JK, Linkenauger SA, Bakdash JZ, Augustyn JS, Cook A, Proffitt DR. The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance. Experimental Brain Research. 2009 Jan;192(1):145-148. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-008-1594-3

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Witt, Jessica K. ; Linkenauger, Sally A. ; Bakdash, Jonathan Z. ; Augustyn, Jason S. ; Cook, Andrew ; Proffitt, Dennis R. / The long road of pain: chronic pain increases perceived distance. In: Experimental Brain Research. 2009 ; Vol. 192, No. 1. pp. 145-148.

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