By Richard Lenti
It’s been said that pain can lead to pleasure. While there’s no empirical proof to support that bromide, a new study suggests that when something causes less pain than expected, it’s possible for it to feel pleasant. Researchers in Norway say their findings could lead to better ways to treat pain and substance abuse.
“It is not hard to understand that pain can be interpreted as less severe when an individual is aware that it could have been much more painful,” said Dr. Siri Leknes, a research fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oslo.
Read more at National Pain Report.