Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 87 , Segment 2

Episode: Wildfires, Pain, and Shakespeare Fest

  • Jun 23, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 18:47 mins

Guest: Tor Wager, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Director of the school’s Cognitive and Affective Control Laboratory  In the heat of the moment – on the battlefield or on the court, say – an injury may not feel as painful as it could – or should. There’s something about being in the moment, maybe the power of attitude and emotion, to moderate the pain. And when things have calmed down, well that’s when the hurt really hits.

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