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Swearing Can Reduce Pain According to New Research

Swearing (also known as cursing) can have a ‘pain-lessening effect,’ according to neold_woman_giving_the_fingerw Keele University’s School of Psychology study published in NeuroReport.

“Swearing (AKA cursing)  has been around for centuries and is an almost universal human linguistic phenomenon” says Dr Richard Stephens. “Swearing (cursing) taps into
emotional brain centres and appears to arise in the right brain, whereas most language production occurs in the left cerebral hemisphere of the brain. Our research shows one potential reason why swearing developed and why swearing (cursing) persists.”

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July 14, 2009 - Posted by | Health | , , ,

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