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>Subject: Re: CAN PLANTS FEEL......PAIN??????
>Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 03:16:04 -0300
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>>Hello again neuronetters!!!
>>When Lely Chow <lelyc at u.washington.edu> wrote:
>>> Greetings... Cool question. ... in order to feel pain in any kind of
>> emotional way, one needs a pretty fancy brain (like, with a cortex).
>>then Sandra <sandraw at U.Arizona.EDU> acutely observed:
>>> Interestingly, there aren't any "pain neurons" in the somatosensory
>> cortex. It is a puzzle as to how exactly pain is perceived at the
>> concious level.
>>In our local tradition pain is considered the final common way of all
>psychogenetic processes; so nobody would expect here that there be
>neurons specially devoted to differentiate it. Contrarily, it (as well as
>every other differential production of subjective characterizations) is
>determined probably in the modulation of the hysteresis losses of
>the coupling between the conformation of the background fields and
>the configuration of still unidentified molecules; compare UK Patent
>1,582,301. This seems connected with the same day (4 Jan 1996)
>wrote Dirk Caestecker <Dirk.Caestecker at medtronic.com> on the
>subject of peripheral neuropathy:
>> I am working for the company medtronic where I represent the neuro
>> division in Belgium. One of the treatments to decrease the pain is
>> neurostimulation. A quadripolar electrode is put into the epidural
>> space. While stimulating with electric current, one blocks the pain
>> signals to the brain. This decreases the pain.
>> Cyberkisses for everybody!
Prof. Mariela Szirko,
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