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Being snubbed similar to physical pain


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Max Leung

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Posted October 10 2003 - 09:24 AM

...at least in the brain:

Brain scan shows rejection pain.

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Being snubbed socially provokes exactly the same brain response as being physically hurt, say US researchers.

Volunteers were asked to play a computer game designed to fool them into feeling excluded, while brain scans were taken at the same time.

After the computerised snub, the scan detected activity in an area of the brain linked to physical pain.

Please read this article and respond, or you will hurt my feelings!

*ow ow ow*
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...a super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Gamesh....

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted October 10 2003 - 04:46 PM

I don't like the way you post. Posted Image

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   John Thomas

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Posted October 10 2003 - 06:07 PM

Wow, we're really dishing out the hurt @ the HTF then. Posted Image

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Max Leung

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Posted October 10 2003 - 07:39 PM

*sniffle* You guys are killing me! Posted Image
Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him...a super-callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

Gamesh....

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   JustinCleveland

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Posted October 10 2003 - 11:18 PM

I heard about this yesterday. The study is... interesting. It plays into theories that all pain is truly an interpretation of the brain, sensing danger. With that in mind, we could make the assumption that the brain could shut out pain as well, in the cases of genetics where there are people who don't feel pain, as well as a justification of those people who train themselves to shut out pain. It's interesting.

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Kirk Gunn

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Posted October 11 2003 - 01:43 AM

Reminds me of a lesson from Sociology class many moons ago. The theory was some ancient tribes wouldn't physically banish poeple, they would merely ignore them. While the victims were free to remain "hanging around", no one was allowed to acknowledge their presence. The ultimate "communal snub".

Sounds like it was pretty effective !

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   JustinCleveland

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Posted October 11 2003 - 03:25 AM

It's like the roman catholic "Anathema" from the Augustine days.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Mike Lenthol

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Posted October 11 2003 - 12:18 PM

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brain could shut out pain as well

As it does every time when there is severe physical trauma.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   LDfan

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Posted October 11 2003 - 01:22 PM

Guess maybe Percocet may really be the true cure all Posted Image


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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted October 11 2003 - 02:03 PM

This doesn't surprise me at all. Emotional pain (including that resulting from rejection) to my mind runs deeper, hurts more, and hurts for a longer time than most physical pain.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Brian Burgoyne

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Posted October 11 2003 - 02:18 PM

That explains it...my high school girlfriend dumped me and I've had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for over 30 years!





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