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Article Review – Pain Relief Through Photography – Mitchell Warren

Cool study!

This article was taken from a blog on the New York Times Web site.  It talks about a new study that found when people look at a picture of a loved one they might experience less sensation of physical pain.

The study worked with women who were placed in stressful environments.  They were then given either a picture of a stranger or their boyfriend.  Their reactions were then monitored.  In most cases, the women experienced less physical pain when looking at a picture of their significant other.

In addition, the study also conducted the tests with the girl’s boyfriend or a stranger in the room holding their hand.  Most of the time, the women experienced less pain while holding their boyfriend’s hand.  However, they experienced less pain when they looked at the picture than when they held the boys’ hands.

I guess I just assumed that having a picture of a loved one would make a person experience less pain in a given situation, but somebody took the time to explore deeper into the idea.

This shows a little deeper meaning to some of our future work (if you guys plan on making money off of photography one day).  Just a thought :).

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/pain-relief-through-photos/?scp=3&sq=photography&st=cse

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