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A shitty, freaky feeling

Paul Ingraham ARCHIVEDMicroblog posts are archived and rarely updated. In contrast, most long-form articles on PainScience.com are updated regularly over the years.

Official (IASP) definitions of pain terminology: reading so dry it’s like eating a bale of hay! But a valuable reference nevertheless. For example, here’s the formal definition of pain:

An unpleasant sensory & emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

And now less formally, my translation:

A shitty, freaky feeling which may or may not have anything to do with fucked up tissues (but it sure seems like it!)

I should do a complete translation of the entire IASP taxonomy page like that.

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