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Photos as Painkillers


A scientist friend emailed me the link to this article, in Scientific American, and I felt it must be shared with the photography community as well.  Talk about the healing power of photography! This brings it to a whole new level, and has also been scientifically proven.  Like so many scientific discussions today, there will be naysayers, and those who admamantly deny it is true.  I for one, believe there is validity behind the statement. 

The jist of the research is that simply looking at a photo of a loved one can reduce the sensation of physical pain.  In fact, the photos proved just as effective as actually touching their partner. Sounds like a great reason to carry some photos in your wallet. 


I'm curious to hear your take on these findings.  Please leave your thoughts in the comments. 


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