Blushing occurs when the blood vessels of the head and neck dilate and become infused with blood. It is an instantaneous physical change seen on the surface but reflecting a feeling of embarrassment or happiness that is held inside. When it happens I can’t control it. That point is important. My blushes betray a feeling and, even when they increase my embarrassment, I cannot stop them.
- Suzanne O'Sullivan @ 5x15 — The reality of imaginary illness on YouTube.com.
- It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness (book), by Suzanne O’Sullivan. Amazon.com ❐
- “Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders,” Alberto J Espay, Selma Aybek, Alan Carson, Mark J Edwards, Laura H Goldstein, Mark Hallett, Kathrin LaFaver, Jr LaFrance, Anthony E Lang, Tim Nicholson, Glenn Nielsen, Markus Reuber, Valerie Voon, Jon Stone, and Francesca Morgante, JAMA Neurol, 2018.
These two articles on PainScience.com cite this item as a source:
- Pain is Weird
- Chronic Pain as a Conditioned Behaviour