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Do people with chronic musculoskeletal pain have impaired motor imagery? A meta-analytical systematic review of the left/right judgement task

The brain contains representations of the body that are required for normal functioning, including goal directed movements and behavior20. This concept of a body schema17 includes integrated sensory inputs and ideas about ones body1. Both executed and imagined movements are subserved by this online representation of the body45. One way of investigating the integrity of the body schema is by the use of implicit motor imagery. The left/right judgement task (LRJT) is an implicit motor imagery task that involves viewing images of a body-part and determining whether each image belongs to, or is rotating towards, the left or right side of the body36.

Do people with chronic musculoskeletal pain have impaired motor imagery? A meta-analytical systematic review of the left/right judgement task

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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