Hans's Reviews > The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering

The Pain Chronicles by Melanie Thernstrom
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Sep 17, 2010

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bookshelves: neuroscience, science, psychology
Read from August 28 to September 17, 2010

Interesting thoughts and views on pain.

Pain is both objective and subjective.

Pain can dissolve or integrate an individual's identity based on their life-narrative.

Pain can be lessened and even controlled through techniques like meditation.

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