This research was supported by grants to the first author from the Roche Psychiatric Service Institute, the National Migraine Foundation and an institutional grant from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas. This paper was read in part at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Headache, Boston, Ma., June, 1979.
Classical Conditioning of Digital Pulse Volume in Migraineurs and Normal Controls
Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 19, Issue 6, pages 328–332, September 1979
How to Cite
Price, K. P. and Clarke, L. K. (1979), Classical Conditioning of Digital Pulse Volume in Migraineurs and Normal Controls. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 19: 328–332. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1979.hed1906328.x
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- Version of Record online: 23 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: July 10, 1979
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Twenty–two pairs of migraine headache sufferers and normal controls were exposed to a differential classical conditioning paradigm. The migraineurs did not show differential conditioning of digital pulse volume. The normal controls, on the other hand, showed conditioned vasoconstriction to the CS+ (and vasodilation to the CS- ) during the second block of conditioning trials. These data support reports of response stereotypy in migraineurs and extend our earlier findings that migraineurs have a deficit in learning in the autonomic nervous system. The use of unmedicated subjects in studies of this type is suggested.