Posted by Q (188.8.131.52) on September 20, 2000 at 18:45:49:
In Reply to: Flash, take note... posted by annemarie on September 20, 2000 at 17:41:21:
...this is interesting. If CH is a physiological thing, then learning would have nothing to do with it. If CH is a mental condition, then learning would have everything to do with it. Not the kind of cognitive conscious-level learning such as from studying a text book, but the deeper instinctual kind of stuff as when a child learns to cry for attention or where compulsions live.
Perhaps the brain, being mostly saltwater and electricity, short-circuited, or perhaps some portion of it has learned to use the pain process for some other purpose, like distraction or to get the byproducts of the pain process. Perhaps there was a short-circuit in the brain that allowed the mind to learn this new behavior.
These learning theories have been around for quite some time and should not be quickly dismissed. It seems they very well could be part of the riddle of CH.
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