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Pain is a motivator

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Weekly nuggets of pain science news and insight, usually 100-300 words, with the occasional longer post. The blog is the “director’s commentary” on the core content of a library of major articles and books about common painful problems and popular treatments. See the blog archives or updates for the whole site.
Pain is a motivator. It exists to get us to act. We hurt when our brains reckon we should do something differently for safety. But it’s not always possible. And the brain worries too much: from hangnails to fibromyalgia, the danger gets overstated, the warning worse than the threat.

Filed under “Pain is Weird.”