Saturday, December 16, 2006

My comment in the blog "Pain"

Your November 30th 2006 post has an hyperlink to DeWall’s Research Statement. Reading DeWall, I think that suffering from rejection, like any suffering, has the potential to deturn one’s attention from other suffering and one’s willingness to exert self-control. Also, I like the idea that “as evolution prepared animals for increasing social interaction, instead of creating entirely new systems to react to social events such as being rejected or excluded, it piggy-backed these responses onto the existing systems that were hard-wired for responding to physical pain.” It is a pet theory of mines that physical pain is hard-wired to the system of ’suffering’, and that sometimes, like in cingulotomy, this hard-wiring is severed…


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