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The Science of Pain

Why do we feel pain, and how can we manage it?
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Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

Further Reading / Resources:

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
Book by: David Epstein
http://thesportsgene.com/

Enhanced pain modulation among triathletes: A possible explanation for their exceptional capabilities
http://www.painjournalonline.com/article/S0304-3959(13)00339-4/abstract

Ultra-marathon runners are different: investigations into pain tolerance and personality traits of participants of the TransEurope FootRace 2009.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23368760

Why Athletes Can Handle More Pain
http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/25/why-athletes-can-handle-more-pain/