Many often caught myself thinking that in a difficult situation they themselves pulled words, which are called taboo words. Someone swears a little more, some a little less, but hardly anyone after them on foot will put a piano, will say: ”Take, please, the tool with my foot.” Especially if this person is not trying to overly control their emotions, but even he swore within himself a lot more than the outside. It turns out that this action helps to reduce the level of pain, and now scientists proved it through a series of experiments. Interestingly, we need exactly those same sharp words, not in tune with them counterparts.
Interestingly, the study was conducted by the British, but not those same British scientists who figure out how to bounce the fly without a back left paw. This time it took psychologists who have conducted studies and found out how to affect human mate, and not the similar-sounding words. A study published in the journal Frontiers In Psychology.
In the experiment, people were subjected to painful impact that they had either to tolerate or ”put out”. As analgesic, they were asked to swear as they can, without any taboos and cultural norms.
To conduct the study were selected by a group of volunteers at the age of 27 years. In order to hurt them, used cold water with a temperature of about 3-5 degrees Celsius. The subjects to dip their hands into the water and had to tell the researchers when the pain becomes unbearable. At the same time in different parts of the experiment they were supposed to be silent, to shout swear words or shouting them consonant counterparts.
In the experiment, it was observed that the Mat really helps to increase your pain threshold. People are much easier endured pain, or simply not paying attention to her.
In some part of the experiment subjects were asked to swear not to those words to which they are accustomed and acknowledged by all to be swearing, and their analogues. Were invented words that are as in tune with those who should not be spoken in polite society. The focus was specifically on the combination of sounds that these linguistic analogues was pronounced and sounded about the same as the originals.
As a result, it became clear that these words do not have any effect on the pain threshold and help people better tolerate pain. It was not a one-time phenomenon and it was not within the error. The evidence was quite clear, as the majority of the subjects did not receive any relief from the shouting of non-existent words.
It turns out that words are important not as a combination of sounds we utter, namely, how the very words. Only in this format it helps to distract.
The diversion occurs on an emotional level. To explain the results of research, scientists still don’t can, but observation suggests that the Mat really makes it easier to endure pain.
As a hypothesis it is proposed that harsh words reduce the pain due to excitation of the autonomic nervous system. This can only be the original word. Consonant counterparts can not cause such a surge of emotion and distract the person from pain.
Despite the fact that the swearing was distracting people more than coined words, the level of this distraction has nothing to do with pain relief — precise researchers. — Perhaps the effect of distraction does not explain the analgesic effect.
These same scientists previously performed another experiment associated with the effects of swearing on the stamina and physical abilities of a person. In the framework of the experiment it became clear how more power is generated when people swear.
The first group of subjects had to pass a difficult but short section on the bike and thus actively shouting every rude word they know or frequently use. The control group performed an exercise in silence. In the experiment it turned out that the people arguing were a few percent more efficient than those who did everything in silence.
The second experiment was associated with the elucidation of the force of the hands of the people. The two groups also had to perform the exercise, or silently, or with coarse language. As a result, those who used foul language, made the effort, which was nearly 10 percent more. In kilograms that was over two pounds.
This effect, scientists have linked what they called the generalized inhibition. This is when a person does not give the maximum of their capabilities and leaves the reserve force reserve. In a situation when he is actively arguing, his nervous system gets distracted and the muscles capable of producing more force.