We all know the sweet relief that comes from scratching an itch. But why does scratching feel so good? And why does it make the itch worse? Why so itchy? An itch is simply a sensation on the skin leading to the desire to scratch. But the science of itching is far from simple – it’s been the subject of decades of research (there’s even a scientific research journal called Itch). Researchers discovered the first […]
Virtually all amputees experience ongoing sensations in their missing limb, and many also experience intense pain: phantom limb pain. How on earth can you treat pain in a body part that doesn’t exist? And what is causing the pain in the first place?
I’m sure you’ve heard how unreliable your memory is. Our memories change over time and are subject to a variety of influences and biases. But what if you could have some control over your memories? What if you could make it more likely that you’d remember certain events, even unpleasant or painful ones, in a positive light? You can!