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Distraction from pain

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Jan
2011
Distraction from pain

I was reading an article about The Secret World of Pain:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12297569

and I wonder, if such distraction could really help with reducing serious levels of pain.
Apparently patients being absorbed in a virtual game, experince a great reduction in their levels of pain, and this was also registering on the images of their brain (the way their brain perceived their levels of pain).
If it is possible to reduce pain level caused by serious [......]
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