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To comment on the the

To comment on the the discussion in class about how people react to pain, I feel like people usually withdraw from painful experiences because most of the times they are accidents.  For instance, most of the time people accidently do things that cause pain, but at the same time they see the pain coming so prematurely begin to withdraw. 


From what i remember in biology for an action potential to occur, there needs to be a certain threshold that is reached to begin the propogated diffusion of charged particles.  What I'm interested in is how do people have different pain thresholds.  Whats makes some people feel pain more strongly than others.  Why for the most part do males have higher pain thresholds for certain activities whereas women have higher pain thresholds for others?


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