Craig,

Now I agree that my example was not good. I have searched some more. What about phantom pain, that is, pain in a limb that has been removed by amputation? What your theory says about such a thing?


Evgenii



On 07.08.2011 22:28 Evgenii Rudnyi said the following:
On 07.08.2011 21:26 Craig Weinberg said the following:
On Aug 7, 11:47 am, Evgenii Rudnyi<use...@rudnyi.ru> wrote:
On 07.08.2011 17:12 Craig Weinberg said the following:

It seems that pain is some brain function, see for example

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/651/





I have just searched in Google

people that do not experience pain

and this was the first link.

It's saying that the amplification of pain is a molecular
function:

"It seems there are a whole series of *proteins that detect*
various types of damage, be it hot, cold, pressure, etc. These seem
to be integrated together by this *SCN9A, which seems to be an
amplifier* that takes these small initial tissue damage signals and
turns them into a much larger sodium impulse and a nerve can
fire."

What WE feel as pain are what our brain cells feel from other
neurons when they are functioning properly. This genetic mutation
affects the neuron's ability to amplify the pain, not the ability
for the other cells of the body to feel the micro-pain that they
might feel when repairing themselves from damage, and the proteins
of the cell that detect that damage... which suggests that
awareness is operating robustly at the molecular level.

Thanks, I have to read it more carefully.

Evgenii


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