The Science Behind Why You Say 'Ow' When You're In Pain

February 3, 2015 1:20 PM

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The Science Behind Why You Say 'Ow' When You're In Pain

When you stub your toe or bang your head, why is the initial response always to yell "ouch" (or something less printable)? Scientists may have the answer.

New research from the National University of Singapore suggests that vocalizing may interfere with pain signals traveling to the brain, distracting you from the uncomfortable sensations you're feeling.

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