How many times have we heard over the years or claimed to feel the pain of other's? My mom has claimed to feel my pain, my Master feels pain in the same area's as I do and when he had his heart attack when he was 38 (He's 42 now) I swore I felt his.
Usually it's passed off as coincidence or that we are experiencing it from our minds. Just the thought of it makes us hurt.
An article in my monthly Pain Monitor from the American Pain Foundation piqued my interest further.
The article from Reuter's is located here: The Brain May Feel Other People's Pain
I'm left to wonder if we really feel some one elses pain or if our brains imagine the pain, therefore, we feel it.
It's been said twins especially identical feel each other's pain and perceptions.
Is this a connection of closeness?
In the article people are stimulated by images of pain. This would mean no closeness or physical connection.
Interesting all the same.
Until next time...