Monday, April 25, 2011

Swearing Lessens Pain


Here is an interesting artictle,*$%#@! Cursing Can Soothe Pain, Research Shows, that looks at two studies which show swearing eases pain. The exception is for people who swear frequently, for whom this pain alleviating response does not seem to work.

Also be sure to check out the link to the LA Times article which looks at alternatives to swearing and mentions the research where looking at an affected body part reduces pain (this last method is also discussed nicely on Garth Kroeker's blog).

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