pain

pain

This is another one of those things I forget people don’t know: Perception of sensation is context dependent. What I mean is, you know how if someone tickles you when you’re feeling all playful and fun, it can be enjoyable? And then there’s other times when you might be annoyed or bored and someone tickles you and it just pisses you off? Same sensation, different context, therefore different experience. Sensation is contextual. It’s true of pain, as well as tickling. See, experienced sensation can be described with two different dimensions - intensity and valence.    Intensity is the scale  of the experience