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 Symptoms of PTSD Associated With Painful and Nonpainful Vicarious Reactivity Following Amputation
    Melita J Giummarra
    School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 28:330-8. 2015

Detail Information

Publications27

  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
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  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 Symptoms of PTSD Associated With Painful and Nonpainful Vicarious Reactivity Following Amputation
    Melita J Giummarra
    School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
    J Trauma Stress 28:330-8. 2015
    ..Maladaptive mechanisms implicated in severe chronic pain and physical reactivity posttrauma may increase the incidence of vicarious reactivity to the pain of others...
  11. 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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  12. 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...
  13. doi Chronic Pain Following Motor Vehicle Collision: A Systematic Review of Outcomes Associated With Seeking or Receiving Compensation
    Melita J Giummarra
    School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University, Clayton Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre, Caulfield Hospital Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne Monash Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Epworth Hospital, Richmond Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Monash University, Frankston National Ageing Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia Emergency Department, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
    Clin J Pain 32:817-27. 2016
    ..We evaluated the evidence for the relationship between compensation and chronic pain following MVC within a biopsychosocial framework...
  14. 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)...
  15. 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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  16. 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...
  17. ncbi Return to Work After Traumatic Injury: Increased Work-Related Disability in Injured Persons Receiving Financial Compensation is Mediated by Perceived Injustice
    Melita J Giummarra
    School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University, Clayton, Vic, Australia
    J Occup Rehabil . 2016
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  18. ncbi Optimising Cognitive Function in Persons with Chronic Pain
    Katharine S Baker
    Caulfield Pain Management and Research Clinic, Caulfield, VIC Australia School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, VIC Australia National Ageing Research Institute, Parkville, VIC Australia School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, VIC Australia Institute of Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research, Monash University, VIC Australia
    Clin J Pain . 2016
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  19. doi Meta-analytic evidence for decreased heart rate variability in chronic pain implicating parasympathetic nervous system dysregulation
    Lincoln M Tracy
    aSchool of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia bCaulfield Pain Management and Research Centre, Caulfield Hospital, Caulfield, Australia cNational Aging Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
    Pain 157:7-29. 2016
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  20. 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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  21. 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 Rep 5:203. 2011
    ..While this patient presented with a unique profile following a rare sequence of medical events, his case should be recognized considering the frequent co-occurrence of osteomyelitis, chemotherapy, and amputation...
  22. 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...
  23. doi Oxytocin and the modulation of pain experience: Implications for chronic pain management
    Lincoln M Tracy
    School of Psychological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre, 260 Kooyong Road, Caulfield, VIC 3162, Australia Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 55:53-67. 2015
    ..We conclude that oxytocin offers a potential novel avenue for modulating the experience of pain, and that further research into this area is required to map its therapeutic benefit. ..
  24. doi Feeling the burn: When it looks like it hurts, and belongs to me, it really does hurt more
    Melita J Giummarra
    School of Psychological Science, Monash University, Clayton, Vic, Australia Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre, Caulfield Hospital, Caulfield, Vic, Australia Electronic address
    Conscious Cogn 36:314-26. 2015
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  25. doi Into the looking glass: Broadening models to explain the spectrum of sensory and affective vicarious experiences
    Melita J Giummarra
    a School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
    Cogn Neurosci 6:135-7. 2015
    ..In particular, we would like to see these theories considered within a broader framework to explain the multitude of vicarious experiences that seem to share fundamental neurophysiological and trait characteristics. ..
  26. doi Sympathetic pain? A role of poor parasympathetic nervous system engagement in vicarious pain states
    Julia Nazarewicz
    School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
    Psychophysiology 52:1529-37. 2015
    ..Clearly, multiple mechanisms in the central and peripheral nervous system must play a role in vicarious pain states, and the different manifestations are likely to lead to very different behavioral consequences. ..
  27. doi Polypharmacy and chronic pain: harm exposure is not all about the opioids
    Melita J Giummarra
    School of Psychological Science, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre, Caulfield Hospital, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia
    Pain Med 16:472-9. 2015
    ..This cross-sectional cohort study of patients with long-term chronic pain examined profiles of polypharmacy and pain medication-related harm exposure...