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subjects are monitored for their cognitive, behavioral, and/or physiological responses to stimulation with filamentous needles

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acupuncture task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
Phenotypes associated with acupuncture task


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of acupuncture task
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EXTERNAL DATASETS for acupuncture task
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

Subjective Acupuncture Sensation Scale ratings
areas of activation
pain ratings
physiological measures (heart rate, skin conductance, regional cerebral blood flow, blood pressure, etc.)

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


Characterizing acupuncture stimuli using brain imaging with FMRI - a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature.
Huang W, Pach D, Napadow V, Park K, Long X, Neumann J, Maeda Y, Nierhaus T, Liang F, Witt CM
PloS one (PLoS One)

Functional neuroanatomical investigation of vision-related acupuncture point specificity--a multisession fMRI study.
Kong J, Kaptchuk TJ, Webb JM, Kong JT, Sasaki Y, Polich GR, Vangel MG, Kwong K, Rosen B, Gollub RL
Human brain mapping (Hum Brain Mapp)
2009 Jan

Acupuncture mobilizes the brain's default mode and its anti-correlated network in healthy subjects.
Hui KK, Marina O, Claunch JD, Nixon EE, Fang J, Liu J, Li M, Napadow V, Vangel M, Makris N, Chan ST, Kwong KK, Rosen BR
Brain research (Brain Res)
2009 Sep 1

Experimentally manipulating perceptions regarding acupuncture elicits different responses to the identical acupuncture stimulation.
Chae Y, Kim SY, Park HS, Lee H, Park HJ
Physiology & behavior (Physiol Behav)
2008 Oct 20