andrewducker + pain   39

A quarter of people actively feel pain when they see others in pain
I do get a sense of nausea when I see some kind of injuries being inflicted on people. Fascinating how different people's reactions can be.
pain  psychology 
21 days ago by andrewducker
Everything Doesn't Happen For A Reason
Seriously, if anyone had told me that Julie's cancer "Happened for a reason" I would have been at least this angry with them.
belief  pain  support 
october 2015 by andrewducker
Why a broken heart really does hurt
Researchers have found a genetic link between physical pain and social rejection, which means that breaking up with a partner really can be painful.
relationships  pain  genetics  psychology  emotion 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Your Brain Thinks Money Is A Drug
That's it - I'm sleeping on a big bag of cash from now on!
money  psychology  brain  pain 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Why the #$%! Do We Swear? For Pain Relief
People dipped their hands in freezing water and then chanted either swear words or neutral words. The ones who swore lasted 40 seconds extra...
swearing  science  brain  language  psychology  pain  research 
july 2009 by andrewducker
Religious belief can help relieve pain
Brain scans of volunteers who were subjected to electrical shocks revealed that Roman Catholics felt less pain than atheists and agnostics when they were shown a painting of the Virgin Mary.

"The Roman Catholics engaged a brain mechanism that is well known from research into the placebo effect, analgesia and emotional disengagement," said Wiech. "It helps people to reinterpret pain, and make it less threatening. These people felt safe by looking at the Virgin Mary, they felt looked after, so the whole context of the test changed for them."
science  religion  pain  health  placebo 
october 2008 by andrewducker
Natural-born painkiller found in human saliva
Apparently 3-6 times more powerful than morphine...
health  medicine  science  pain 
november 2006 by andrewducker

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