Saturday, March 10, 2007

OW! (Too soon):

Speaking of how we assume our brain perceives things the moment they happen (see a few entries below): I surprised myself yesterday by saying "Ow" too soon. I was trying to pry the lid off the hot water kettle, and it came off suddenly. My hand smacked hard against something and I said OW! But even as I said that, I knew I had felt no pain. The pain arrived a good two seconds later. (Have you never had a similar experience? Be patient, you will.)

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