In <70jojp$5vq$1 at news.bix.asn.au> "John Hasenkam"
<johnhkm at logicworld.com.au> writes:
>>The CNS does have some capacity for 'remembering' pain. During high g
>manoeuvres pilots sometimes experience pain in the lower face and
>Looking into this it was established that those pilots who had recent
>work reported pain in the teeth far more often than the face in
>>Pain receptors may retain some sensitivity after a prolonged bout of
>(LTP?). This form of sensory memory probably finds its origin at the
>receptor sites, possibly the brainstem, probably not higher. It makes
>an area once injured should be 'watched' more carefully by the CNS,
>there do seem to be circumstances where the mechanism goes overboard.
>this a conscious remembering?
In a word, "no".
However, I am interested in this account of specific sensitization
(pilots with recent dental work): can you cite the source? Or give
approximate idea of date, publication venue (e.g. gov. report, journal
F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
New York Neuropsychology Group