The Sense of Pain - Explained

  • Published3 Jan 2017
  • Reviewed3 Jan 2017
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  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Touch a hot pan and you’ll reflexively withdraw your hand. That’s because a special type of pain-sensing nerves transmits a jolt of pain, which acts like a warning signal to prevent further injury. Learn more about pain in this video from the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.

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