To answer this question, first we must look at what we are asking: what do we mean by “feel”? and what is “pain”? When discussing the subject of pain, researchers make the distinction between nociception – “the sensory nervous systems response to harmful or potentially harmful stimuli” , and pain – the subjective experience of … Continue reading Do insects feel pain?
Almost every student can relate to that unpleasant feeling of having to listen to a monotonous lecture in a dreary course, which makes every fiber of your being scream in protest “I want to get out of here!! Please make it stop!” You might then let your mind wander, letting your attention slip away, and … Continue reading Turning the Spotlight on Boredom