Papercut and colored pencil art by Sheryl Aronson X 5

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Distraction CAN Reduce Pain

Here is some interesting research about how distracting activity not only takes our conscious focus away from our pain, but actually distracts our brain from focusing on the pain, too. My comment, following the post, asks if the results would be the same for people with actual pain syndromes (the study was done on 'normal' subjects, with an artificially induced, more controllable pain stimulus).  The How To Cope With Pain blog is one of the blogs I follow, and have referenced here on other occasions.

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