New study shows swearing reduces pain

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New study shows swearing reduces pain

Postby Individual » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:35 pm

On Dr. Sanjay Gupta's blog:
http://pagingdrgupta.blogs.cnn.com/2009 ... hat-hurts/

He mentions a recent study which claims that swearing has an analgesic effect; it actually helps to increase pain tolerance.

For the study, Stephens asked the participants to submerge one hand in nearly freezing water for as long as they could while repeating a curse word. Later the participants submerged the same hand again, this time repeating a word they would use to describe a table. When people were cursing, they kept their hand in the water for 40 more seconds than they could otherwise.
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Re: New study shows swearing reduces pain

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:23 pm

Damned right!!
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Re: New study shows swearing reduces pain

Postby Individual » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:32 pm

Found a somewhat longer article in Scientific American:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... o-we-swear
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Re: New study shows swearing reduces pain

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:28 pm

what the FILM (I would like to remind everyone that film is a four letter word)
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: New study shows swearing reduces pain

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:09 am

So the choice is still: short term anaesthetic vs long term kamma-vipaka?


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