L27-Pain - Schedule Change Sensory Processes Perception PSY...

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4/27/2009 1 PSY 343 Spring Session 2009 - Lecture 27 Pain Instructor: Sean Green Schedule Change Monday (4/20) - Olfaction (Smell) Tuesday (4/22) - Taste Friday (4/24) - Review Session Monday (4/27) Phantom Limb Video/Review Monday (4/27) - Phantom Limb Video/Review (The video will be on the exam; e-mail me if you have questions) Extra Credit deadlines are the same. If I’m not here, leave them in my mailbox or give them to whoever is here Pain Why pain can be good for you Alerts you to dangerous things in the environment Prevents you from accidentally injuring Prevents you from accidentally injuring yourself Lets you know when you are ill Could motivate you to change behavior in a positive way Pain Why pain can be good for you Consider congenital analgesia Unable to feel pain Did not show normal responses Did not show normal responses (sneezing, gagging, etc. to irritating stimuli) Frequently accidental injuries Joint problems from leaving arms and legs in awkward positions People with congenital analgesia usually die young Pain Why pain can be bad for you Well, it hurts… Chronic pain could prevent someone from eating or sleeping property Chronic pain could interfere with social interaction Expectation of pain could prevent someone from
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