Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain

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An expert explores the nature of pain: why it hurts and why some pain is good and some pain is bad. If you touch something hot, it hurts. You snatch your hand away from the hot thing immediately. Obviously. But what is really happening, biologically -- and emotionally? In Understanding Pain , Fernando Cervero explores the mechanisms and the meaning of pain. You touch something hot and your brain triggers a reflex action that causes you to withdraw your hand, protecting you from injury. That kind of pain, Cervero explains ...

Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain 2014, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262526067

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Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain 2012, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262018043

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