Rewiring your brain out of pain

When I was about 17 years old, I remember getting sunburned on my face. I particularly hurt on the skin around and under my eyes, but being out with family at the pool in the complex where my grandmother lived, I needed to hang out for a bit longer. I was reading a book –Continue reading “Rewiring your brain out of pain”

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can cause brain damage

Sticks and Stones – Hurtful Words Damage the Brain – from Psychology Today A column describing how verbal taunting or abuse, whether from parents or other kids, can hinder development of critical structures in the brain, causing greater risks for future depression, anxiety, drug abuse, and other psychological issues. What you say matters.  

The world of pain

Two articles on pain came into my inbox last week, both of which point to the intricacies of the body-mind connection. Live Science reports that chronic pain may be due in part to the brain creating and maintaining inaccurate maps of the body. Sort of awesome highlights: Researchers have known for some time that theContinue reading “The world of pain”