In both human and animal subject, bursts of beta wave activity in the brain help to filter distraction in order to process different sensations, a new study reports. What does this mean? When we are busy focusing or doing some focused task, we cannot feel some other sensation including pain. So I experimented on childbirth pain issue by focusing on the baby coming out of the birth canal and when my focus is off, I can feel more pain.
Sensory neurons regulate how we recognize pain, touch, and the movement and position of our own bodies, but the field of neuroscience is just beginning to unravel this circuitry. Now, new research from the Salk Institute shows how a protein called p75 is critical for pain signaling, which could one day have implications for treating neurological disorders as well as trauma such as spinal cord injury.