Apr 9, 2016

Will it hurt? Uncertainty is worst of all, says study

Not knowing if a decision will provoke pain is more stressful than correctly anticipating the outcome, even when that outcome hurts like hell, according to a study released recently. Moreover, experiments with volunteers receiving electric shocks showed that the greater the stress the better ...

Jan 18, 2015

70% would use narcotics to treat cancer pain: poll

Over 70 percent of Japanese would want to use narcotics for medical use if they are advised by doctors to do so to ease cancer pain, according to a survey by the Cabinet Office. According to the interview-based survey in November of 3,000 adults ...

If you want to fake pain, don't do it around this computer

Mar 29, 2014

If you want to fake pain, don't do it around this computer

In the ever-expanding contest between artificial intelligence and the ordinary human mind, you can chalk up another one for the computer. Scientists have developed a computer system with sophisticated pattern recognition abilities that performed much better than humans in differentiating between people experiencing genuine ...