Memory And Pain

According to this article, when marathon runners are not in pain anymore, they underestimate their memory of pain.

The findings provide the first robust evidence for a relationship between memory of pain and present pain during recall.

How many times have you said “never again” during or immediately after a race only to find yourself signing up again soon afterward?

You’re definitely not alone. I’m guilty too!

But maybe it’s a good thing that we forget pain. After all, if we DID remember fully the pain we were in, women would never go through childbirth more than once!

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