Table 4.

Pain-related activation revealed by global search

Regionxyzt-Scores 4-a
Alert control 4-b Parietal lobe−26−44564.79
S242−16174.49
Hypnosis control 4-c No significant activations
Increased-pain intensity 4-d Putamen28−265.31
S142−26595.04
Decreased-pain intensity 4-e Medial frontal gyrus−117594.67
Frontal lobe2649154.48
  • Stereotaxic coordinates (x = medial-lateral,x > 0 denotes right hemisphere; y = anterior-posterior; z = superior-inferior) based on theTalairach and Tournoux (1988) atlas.

  • F4-aT α = 2.5 (see methods);

  • F4-b  alert control 47°C–alert control 35°C;

  • F4-c  hypnosis 47°C–hypnosis control 35°C;

  • F4-d  increased-pain intensity–hypnosis control 35°C;

  • F4-e  decreased-pain intensity–hypnosis control 35°C.