Can pain be replaced ?

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Can pain be replaced ?

Postby kooshdin » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:39 pm

Hi there im new to these forums and just have a specific question for bright scientists.

Can you replace pain with something different like a pulse for example ?

I dont know how the nerve endings work but im interested in this concept of replacing pain with say a pulse for example or a different feeling
that you recognize.

Pain to me is a waste of time , it should be replaced with something different but do scientists think this is possible ?

Please help :)
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby bruce » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:48 pm

I don't see a connection between this question and FAH.

Which clients are you running, and what's your folding name?
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby John Naylor » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:40 am

@bruce: it's in the non-FAH section :P
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby kooshdin » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:05 pm

Yep its in the right section and is a serious question too :P
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby MtM » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:11 pm

Ok but why ask in the folding forum, it's a science question alright and I think it's not a real bad one as well, but usually this section isn't used for a first post on this forum which is I think the reason for the reaction.

Maybe tell us what drove you to ask us, I'm interested in that before going on to answering ( kind off ) the question at hand :
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby metal03326 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:28 pm

I've watched documentary movie, on Discovery I think, where the scientists said the pain is "software" if I can say so, because there is no specific region in the brain to receive those pain signals. Even in the movie they showed a dentist who hypnotize you to think of the pain as something sweet in your mouth :) So the pain can be manipulated. Also in extreme situations you don't feel pain, because your brain stops responding to it, to give you a chance to think of something that can save your life.

PS: I think the subject is good ;)
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby 4ndr3w » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:57 pm

I wonder is someday they'll produce drugs for the military that block out pain but have no other effects (like morphine etc.)

Then we would have ourselves a REAL master chief.
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby kooshdin » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:22 pm

MtM wrote:Ok but why ask in the folding forum, it's a science question alright and I think it's not a real bad one as well, but usually this section isn't used for a first post on this forum which is I think the reason for the reaction.

Maybe tell us what drove you to ask us, I'm interested in that before going on to answering ( kind off ) the question at hand :
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lol why do you think i might want to remove pain ? so we dont hurt !
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby kooshdin » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:24 pm

Ill ask on another more relavant forum , thanks for your help anyway :)
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Re: Can pain be replaced ?

Postby MtM » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:55 pm

Hey sorry I didn't notice your last post!

Yes I think so, but only because they say so -> http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/vi ... =218392741
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