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Research interests

Abby's core research focus is on the description of the experience of pain from an embodied perspective. She is interested in applying Bayesian models of perception to bodily experiences in the presence of inferred threat. Given the inherent uncertainty associated with the information sought from the body and the external world, her research attempts to uncover the mechanisms underlying the need for protective behaviours, such as pain. Using models of restricted action, such as in arm fracture or in amputation, Abby investigates the intricate relationship between perception and action and the emergent experiences of the body. She works closely with researchers across disciplines as well as industrial partners in an attempt to answer key questions in line with why some experiences persist beyond the time that is often deemed adaptive.

Research interests

  • Embodied pain
  • Predictive Processing
  • Perceptual inference

Research projects

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2016 2017

5 Citations

Embodied pain—negotiating the boundaries of possible action

Tabor, A., Keogh, E. & Eccleston, C., 1 Jun 2017, In : Pain. 158, 6, p. 1007-1011

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations

Pain: a statistical account

Tabor, A., Thacker, M., Moseley, G. L. & Kording, K., 12 Jan 2017, In : Plos Computational Biology. 13, 1, e1005142.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Causal Inference
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2 Citations

Perceptual inference in chronic pain an investigation into the economy of action hypothesis

Tabor, A., O'Daly, O., Gregory, R., Jacobs, C., Travers, W., Thacker, M. A. & Moseley, L., Jul 2016, In : The Clinical Journal of Pain. 32, 7, p. 588-593 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Chronic Pain
1 Citations

Psychological approaches to coping with pain in later life

Eccleston, C., Tabor, A., Edwards, R. T. & Keogh, E., 1 Nov 2016, In : Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 32, 4, p. 763-771 9 p.

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