Pain & Pleasure Purpose?

Discussion in 'General Science & Technology' started by Kumar, Sep 9, 2007.

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  1. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    Hello,

    All can experiance pain or pleasure on different events. Commonly pain is indicated may be related to "withdrawl" and pleasure with "coming closure" (though pain from a slap or otherwise can do both in some cases).;)

    Anyway, can you tell physiological basis of getting "pain & pleasure" and mutual relations in between these, if any? Chronic pain, habitulity, tolerance, resistance and adaption to these can also be considered here.

    Best wishes.
     
  2. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    We're getting down to basics now, aren't we. Exams coming up?
     
  3. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    There can be some oversights in understanding of basics. That is what I am trying to understand/indicate by discussions.
     
  4. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    i always thought it was just to make us do thinkgs like mate we do it cuase it feels good pain is to know that it's hurting us and make it stop.
     
  5. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    Pain is related to attention, withdrawls and repetitions, pleasure should be opposite. But above or other links do not tell about physical/physiological purpose of pain and pleasure.

    Can we think about following:-

    1. These can be relating to Autonomus nervous system, pain with fight or flight and pleasure with "rest and digest"..SNS and PNS.

    2. Pain invites attention and concentration of defence/inflammatory responses at paining site Whereas pleasure opposite...narrow-mindedness and broad-mindedness.
     
  6. Kumar Registered Senior Member

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    ....contd.

    3. Can variation in feeling pain, pleasure and other senstaions be "immune status" related?
     
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