An Algorithm to Remove “Hurt” from Pain

Written by Abraham Thomas

The behavior of pain was enigmatic. Its responses were strange. It was only a pin prick, butrepparttar surrounding skin reddened andrepparttar 149786 child cried out in pain. Yet,repparttar 149787 caress of a gentle finger aroundrepparttar 149788 injury subdued that pain. A person suffering fromrepparttar 149789 agony of chronic pain reported no pain at all, while focused on painting a canvas. Again, hypnosis caused a patient to report that his pain did not hurt. How could just a touch, or a change inrepparttar 149790 focus of attention reduce or remove pain? How could there be a pain, which did not hurt? Could such phenomena be explained as clear algorithmic behaviors ofrepparttar 149791 brain? Could such knowledge be used to subduerepparttar 149792 distress of pain?

An algorithm was a repetitive procedure, which yielded a trusted result. Recently, a new view ofrepparttar 149793 mind suggested that it was an algorithm, which enabledrepparttar 149794 mind to race, like a lightning streak, through neural regions. It saw, recognized, interpreted and acted. Inrepparttar 149795 blink of eye. From input to output, it took just 20 milliseconds. Myriad processes converted light, sound, touch and smell instantly into your nerve impulses. A special region recognized those impulses as objects and events. Another region,repparttar 149796 limbic system, interpreted those events to generate emotions. A fourth region responded to those emotions with actions. The mind perceived, identified, evaluated and acted. So,repparttar 149797 scream followedrepparttar 149798 injury, as swiftly as a flash of lightning. All of this was powered by intuition, a pattern recognition algorithm.

The algorithmic view received support recently, when science discovered that animals instantly differentiated between millions of smells through combinatorial coding. That discovery won a Nobel Prize in 2004. If a nerve cell had dendritic inputs, identified as A, B, C and so on to Z, it could then fire, when it received inputs at ABC and DEF. The cell could be inhibited for XYZ. It only recognized some combinations. ABC and DEF. A recognition algorithm. This new view ofrepparttar 149799 mind suggested that such combinatorial coding enabled all regions ofrepparttar 149800 mind to respond instantly and logically to incoming information. Such pattern recognition was intuition.

Even with pain,repparttar 149801 mind perceived, recognized, interpreted and acted. The brain perceived tissue injuries through nociceptors. A neuron, which carried this pain message had many incoming dendrites. These branches informed it of neighborhood pain, touch, tension and much more. The neuron received a kaleidoscopic combinations of inputs. Ifrepparttar 149802 neuron responded to combinatorial coding, it could fire for neighborhood pain to report sympathetic pain. Sympathetic responses by neighboring pain reporting neurons could increaserepparttar 149803 child's sensation ofrepparttar 149804 pain of a pinprick. The neuron could become inhibited when it received a touch message. The combinatorial coding algorithm could explain howrepparttar 149805 child's pain reduced, when its parent caressedrepparttar 149806 regions surroundingrepparttar 149807 injury.

Benefits of Alternative Medicine

Written by Ruby Boyd

Withrepparttar growing number of people being affected by newly discovered chronic degenerative diseases such as AIDS and chronic fatigue syndrome, Are you worried or wondering....

Is it possible to maintain good health?

What your body needs to function properly?

Why conventional medicine is becoming more complicated and costly and in some cases simply ineffective?

A growing number of people are turning to alternative medicine and natural healing--simple, traditional low-tech methods of preventing illnesses and solving everyday health problems?

Do you have unanswered questions on....

Why are people flocking to health food stores, with their lotions and potions, and what keeps them going back for more?

What to do if you or someone in your family falls ill?

Are these therapies really old wives tales or can they really work?

Even mainstream doctors have begun to recommend natural drugless therapies' to treat both everyday complaints and serious illnesses. Dietary modifications, for instance, has becomerepparttar 149785 weapons of choice against a number of diseases that would have been treated mainly with prescription drugs a generation ago.

It is now known that many conditions are caused byrepparttar 149786 wrong diet and can be reversed byrepparttar 149787 right diet.

Heart disease, cancer, weight problems, arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure--they can all be treated to some degree with foods.

Natural therapies found in alternative medicine are actually much older than Western treatments such as surgeries and antibiotics. Experts estimate that herbal remedies and Ayurveda,repparttar 149788 traditional medicine of India, has been around for 5,000 years.

Many alternative medicine remedies began with scientific research or clinical impressions reported by physicians working with safe, natural substances.

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