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Figure 5 | Behavioral and Brain Functions

Figure 5

From: Effects of painful stimulation and acupuncture on attention networks in healthy subjects

Figure 5

Selective modulation of the three attention networks after the painful stimulation and acupuncture conditions. Bar chart shows means and standard errors. The results show that with regards to alerting, participants were significantly more vigilant after either the painful stimulation or acupuncture conditions than in the baseline condition (SNK, P < 0.05), and the comparison between the painful stimulation and acupuncture conditions also showed a significant difference (SNK, P < 0.05). With regards to executive control, participants had less difficulties in resolving conflict after either painful stimulation or acupuncture than under baseline conditions (SNK, P < 0.05), and there was no significant difference between the painful stimulation and acupuncture conditions (SNK, P > 0.05). With regards to orienting, there was no significant difference in performance between any of the three conditions (SNK, P > 0.05).

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