Anders Sandberg (
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 15:17:04 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 23 Apr 1997, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> The state of my hand is inextricably linked to the state of my
> forearm, but if I smash my fingers I think it is unlikely that
> rubbing a cream on my forearm will be of much use.

Believe it or not (or better, try it), it works. The reason is that the
cold will block the spinal pain gates, essentially the same thing as
acupuncture or rubbing it strongly. Besides, the cold could in principle
numb the nerves.

Ain't neuroscience fun? :-)

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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