Publication Date

1980

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

McCanne, Thomas R.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Headache||Biological control systems

Abstract

Twelve females with high-frequency migraine headaches, 12 females with high-frequency tension headaches, and 12 females with low-frequency headaches (control condition) were individually trained in finger warming during four sessions. Each session consisted of a 3-minute no-feedback trial, a 9-minute feedback trial and a second 3-minute no-feedback trial. The subjects in this study demonstrated an ability to raise their finger temperature significantly during the first no-feedback trial of the first session (before any training). There was no significant improvement in finger-warming skill across sessions. The subjects were consistently able to raise their temperature during the first no-feedback trial and during the feedback trial. However, they were unable to make significant increases during the second no-feedback trial (following feedback). There were no significant effects for either headache type or pretraining expectations.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

vi, 118 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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