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TedEd: how do we respond to pain?

In this TedEd lesson we learn what pain is and why we perceive it differently. Pain is a sensation created by our brain based on a mix of sensory inputs triggered when the tissue is damaged in various ways: pinching, burning, blunt hits. Pain is perceived differently from person to person and chronic pain has […]

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Odd things about us: pain, pee and farts

Hank Green explains why we feel pain and why this process is important. Pain is our body’s way to tell us that something is wrong to make us stop doing a bad thing to our selves. Analgesics, medicine taken to alleviate pain, are created specifically to alter the way the brain receives the pain messages. […]

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