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The perception of pain sensation is a combination of psychological and biological components intertwined Pain is a part of life and like many of life situations people do not share the same perceptions especially relating to pain experiences relating to pain Pain can occur by a stimulus and often is influenced by emotions stress tissue damage medical history and even gender Gender has been one of the major differences in the effects of pain thresholds Pain is normal and even natural It is important to inform and learn from Biological factors in pain perception are a part in everyday life A hypothetical example to illustrate this could be if a person drops a heavy object on their toe nociceptors will respond to the intense pressure sending information to surrounding cells Once the cells link the sensation to the neural circuit of the spinal region information reaches the brain to explain why the toe is in pain Psychological factors are very different the amount pressure from the object dropped may be interrupted by the level of anxiety or stress a person is feeling or by the previous emotional history Researchers intrigued with this subject have performed several experiments on people to find out a persons threshold for pain among which have been electric shock thermal testing and various extensive questionnaires Results show differences male and female subjects pain thresholds Research supporting biological evidence fitting human sex differences in pain thresholds concludes that males have a higher tolerance for pain Researchers at the University of Georgia performed a thermal test on 18 men and 24 women all health in their early 20s They were asked questions about their pain and medical history then were administered the cold pressor test Then asks the subject to submerge their dominant foot into an ice bath between 0a- 4aC for 2 minutes The experimenter asked the participant to rate the pain aloud on a scale from 0 meaning no pain at
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