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Disowning Pain Phenomenon

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Recently, research at Oxford University has lead to the discovery of a new pain killer – the inverted binoculars. This study demonstrated that distorting the body image alters pain perception – specifically, it was found that using inverted binoculars to make the hand look smaller than it actually was led to a reduction in pain.The scientists demonstrated that the subjects who looked at their wounded hands through the wrong end of the binoculars, making the hand appear smaller, experienced significantly less pain and decreased swelling. According to the researchers, this demonstrates that even basic bodily sensations such as pain are modulated by what we see. So, the next time you stub your toe or cut a finger, do yourself a favor and look away!