You stubbed your toe. Or, you hammered your thumb. And there it is, loud and clear — an curse word to let the world know you’re in pain’
Leave it to researchers to figure out how cursing affects the pain process.
From a story on msnbc.com, Dr. Doris Cope, a pain researcher at the University of Pittsburgh says, “The emotions let loose when you curse may somehow inhibit the pain response, because your brain gets distracted by the anger.”
An interesting concept, indeed. And one that many will surely fall back on the next time a trip, stumble, or bumble crosses their path. Tell us your thoughts — no expletives, please — below.