Unformatted text preview: situation, you recognize that you stubbed your toe, but it takes a moment to feel pain. This is because the neurons from the feet up don’t have as much myelination, and the distance is further. From the toe to the brain to the toe is a long trek, so the pain is not immediate. I also thought about burns and burn victims. I had always been told there were three degrees of burns, each more severe than the previous. However, I heard that second degree burns were the most painful, because the third degrees burned the nerves. I accepted that fact as true without thinking about it. Now I understand that the nerves are damaged and cannot send information to the brain, so the brain does not recognize an injury, so there is no pain....
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- Fall '07
- myelin sheath, Jared Restivo, Jared Restivo PSY