Can a human being remember pain ?

Philippe Lebrun nospamplease.plebrun at fysp1.vub.ac.be
Wed Oct 14 06:17:37 EST 1998


In article <701ggt$30m$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com>,
	darwin20 at my-dejanews.com writes:
> Hello,	A friend and I have been debating about whether or not you can
> remember the sensation of pain. My friend says that you can remember the
> circumstances that cause pain but not the actual sensation. I think that you
> can; if you can remember a taste or a smell, why not pain ? Any educated
> answer would be appreciated.  Thank you,  Damon Collingsworth

You can remember pain well enough to describe it years after. There
is no reason pain should be any different from another sensory
experience.

Philippe



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