Watching films releases 'natural painkiller' BBC news story

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edited 24. Sep 2016, 04:25 in Living with Arthritis archive
Experiments by an Oxford University team suggest tragic films and other dramatic works trigger a rush of feel-good chemicals known as endorphins. Just thought it would be of interest to you all.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37418551
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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,253
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    So we all get a 'feel good factor' when watching other folks' tragedies :shock: Crikey! What sadists we all are :lol:

    :swim-shark: :swim-shark: :swim-shark: :swim-shark:
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,150
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I get to feel good when I watch Poldark and then I look across at mr Mig :cry::lol:
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    That's interesting information, thank you. I think it's along the same lines of distraction, isn't it, because you're not focusing on the pain.

    There's a programme on tonight about giving up pain relief. I might watch. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,094
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Blimey I knew it.. I get the feel good factor when watching Elvis ie Luke Pasqualino in Our Girl...wow... :D
    Love
    Barbara
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,253
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I wonder if sport does the job too. I much prefer the theatre of sport.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran