Researchers from the United States claim that physical and mental pain are processed in one area of the brain and affect each other.
As research in this area has shown, those people who are in a happy state feel their need and are more tolerant of pain. Feedback is identical, scientists stress.
In addition, as evidenced by the results, physical pain can even cause a sense of misunderstanding.
The participants in the experiment needed to choose from ten human qualities two, which, as they consider, most accurately characterize them, and two that are suitable for them.
At the next stage, the participants communicated among themselves, trying to find out what other members of the group thought about them.
As it turned out, in cases where their own opinion did not coincide with the opinion of a stranger, the participants experienced physical pain.
The researchers suggested that the feeling of incomprehensibility may be similar to the feeling of threat, which exaggerates sensory perception, causing pain.
Thus, the researchers concluded, it can be concluded that it is precisely insecurity that can have negative consequences not only for psychological but also for physical health.
Previously, scientists said that physical trauma and a strong sense of social exclusion cause the same reactions in a person’s brain.