Why Is Intentions Can Occur Pain, Increase Pleasure And Even Make Things Taste Better?

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The following study was to determine if good intentions can possibly sooth pain, increase pleasure and even make things taste better (Gray, 2012, p.659). Three experiments all of which used a experimental groups, were taken place to determine three different aspects can contribute to answer the questions if whether intentions can contribute to pain while physical experience can also be sensitive to positive intentions (Gray, 2012, p. 659). Each experiment had different details the experimenters were testing, all coming together to produce a bigger picture. The first experiment dealt with electric shocks that were either perceived or administered maliciously, unintentionally, or benevolently (Gray,2012,p3.660). Eighty four participants, twelve were discluded, were told they were in a lab for “psychophysical perception in pairs” study. The participants were paired with a person who would give them a psychophysical stimuli and in one of the stimuli’s electric shock would be delivered to their dominate hand. The shocks were calibrated to send a “very uncomfortable” signal to each participant. The shocks were limited to only 40V-75V and are tested with a 7-point scale. With each experimental trial, the partner for each participant was given 2 tasks and chose only one to administer. In the malicious and benevolent conditions, the participants would complete the task chosen by the partner and selected a shock on two thirds of trials when it was available and perceived as…

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