Melita J Giummarra

Summary

Affiliation: Monash University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi Central mechanisms in phantom limb perception: the past, present and future
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
    Brain Res Rev 54:219-32. 2007
  2. doi The phantom of the night: restless legs syndrome in amputees
    Melita J Giummarra
    School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Med Hypotheses 74:968-72. 2010
  3. ncbi The phantom in the mirror: a modified rubber-hand illusion in amputees and normals
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
    Perception 39:103-18. 2010
  4. doi Corporeal awareness and proprioceptive sense of the phantom
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Psychol 101:791-808. 2010
  5. doi Enhanced corticospinal response to observed pain in pain synesthetes
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Center, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Old Baker Building, Level One, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 12:406-18. 2012
  6. ncbi Ouch! My phantom leg jumps/hurts when you stab "my" virtual hand
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
    Perception 39:1396-407. 2010
  7. doi Motor cortical excitability and inhibition in acquired mirror pain
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, The Alfred and Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Neurosci Lett 530:161-5. 2012
  8. pmc Atypical electrophysiological activity during pain observation in amputees who experience synaesthetic pain
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:357-68. 2012
  9. doi The menacing phantom: what pulls the trigger?
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Eur J Pain 15:691.e1-8. 2011
  10. doi Mirror-sensory synaesthesia: exploring 'shared' sensory experiences as synaesthesia
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University and The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 36:645-57. 2012

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. ncbi Central mechanisms in phantom limb perception: the past, present and future
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
    Brain Res Rev 54:219-32. 2007
    ..Phantom pain, however, may be a maladaptive failure of the neuromatrix to maintain global bodily constructs...
  2. doi The phantom of the night: restless legs syndrome in amputees
    Melita J Giummarra
    School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Med Hypotheses 74:968-72. 2010
    ..Ultimately, restless legs syndrome may indeed be a pain syndrome, and warrants further investigation in chronic pain populations...
  3. ncbi The phantom in the mirror: a modified rubber-hand illusion in amputees and normals
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
    Perception 39:103-18. 2010
    ....
  4. doi Corporeal awareness and proprioceptive sense of the phantom
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Br J Psychol 101:791-808. 2010
    ..We suggest that both the internal limb image and limb schemata play a significant role in the continued perception of phantom limbs...
  5. doi Enhanced corticospinal response to observed pain in pain synesthetes
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Center, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Old Baker Building, Level One, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 3004, Australia
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 12:406-18. 2012
    ..We speculate that our findings reflect a generalized response to pain observation arising from hyperactivity of motor mirror neurons not involved in direct one-to-one simulation but, rather, in the representation of another's experience...
  6. ncbi Ouch! My phantom leg jumps/hurts when you stab "my" virtual hand
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
    Perception 39:1396-407. 2010
    ..Ultimately, we have further defined this new condition, synaesthesia for pain, as not only having a sensory pain component, but also a key motor component, manifesting itself in avoidance, contraction, and withdrawal 'actions'...
  7. doi Motor cortical excitability and inhibition in acquired mirror pain
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, The Alfred and Central Clinical School, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    Neurosci Lett 530:161-5. 2012
    ..Thus, when not paired with a pain-related stimulus, changes in motor cortical excitability do not appear to contribute to the experience of mirror pain in lower-limb amputees...
  8. pmc Atypical electrophysiological activity during pain observation in amputees who experience synaesthetic pain
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:357-68. 2012
    ..These results provide the first documentation of atypical neurophysiological activity in amputees who experience synaesthetic pain when processing pain in another...
  9. doi The menacing phantom: what pulls the trigger?
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Eur J Pain 15:691.e1-8. 2011
    ..Ultimately, optimizing stump and neuroma management, as well as restoring function of central networks for pain, limb movement, and amputation-related memories, should help manage spontaneously triggered phantom phenomena...
  10. doi Mirror-sensory synaesthesia: exploring 'shared' sensory experiences as synaesthesia
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University and The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 36:645-57. 2012
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  11. doi High incidence of 'synaesthesia for pain' in amputees
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 48:3675-8. 2010
    ..Further understanding of synaesthesia for pain may provide a greater insight to abnormal empathic function in clinical populations as well as therapeutic intervention for at risk groups...
  12. doi Paralyzed by desire: a new type of body integrity identity disorder
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, South Australia, Australia
    Cogn Behav Neurol 25:34-41. 2012
    ..Body incongruity in body integrity identity disorder (BIID) manifests in the desire to have a healthy limb amputated. We describe a variant of the disorder: the desire to become paralyzed (paralysis-BIID)...
  13. doi Body integrity identity disorder: deranged body processing, right fronto-parietal dysfunction, and phenomenological experience of body incongruity
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
    Neuropsychol Rev 21:320-33. 2011
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  14. ncbi Mechanisms underlying embodiment, disembodiment and loss of embodiment
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Vic, 800, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 32:143-60. 2008
    ..g., through stimulation of muscle spindles). These perceptual illusions are described, and discussed for their implications for the mechanisms underlying bodily perception...
  15. pmc A sleeping phantom leg awakened following hemicolectomy, thrombosis, and chemotherapy: a case report
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3800, Australia
    J Med Case Reports 5:203. 2011
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  16. doi Phantom limb pain and bodily awareness: current concepts and future directions
    Melita J Giummarra
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 24:524-31. 2011
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  17. doi Shared pain: from empathy to synaesthesia
    Bernadette M Fitzgibbon
    Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit, School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria 3800, Australia
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 34:500-12. 2010
    ..We will discuss this theory in the context of a documented group of amputees who experience synaesthesia for pain in phantom limbs...