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What Causes Pain Catastrophizing?

May 26, 2022

Our thoughts about pain have a major influence on our experience. People who believe their pain is caused by something serious, perceive the pain as worse than those who believe the pain is caused by something minor and treatable. […]

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Perception: How We See the World

May 11, 2022

How we perceive the world is influenced by psychological factors: our needs, desires, and expectations. Our mind organizes sensations into a perceptual form or shape, and we group stimuli together based on various features. […]

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How Do Our Senses of Smell and Hearing Work?

April 27, 2022

Hearing occurs after air travels through the auditory canal in the outer ear and causes the eardrum to vibrate. One advantage of hearing is that it can sometimes be useful in alerting one to danger. […]

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How Does Our Sense of Vision Work?

April 26, 2022

Between all the senses of the human body, we rely most heavily on vision. It is the sense that wins any conflicts with other senses, and we can process information that comes through it at remarkable speeds. […]

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