Pain Sensitivity, Sensory Deprivation, and Susceptibility to Satiation

Science  05 Dec 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3336, pp. 1431-1433
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3336.1431-a


The results reported bear out the hypotheses that (i) pain tolerance is positively related to satiability; (ii) sensory deprivation tolerance is negatively related to satiability. It is inferred that satiability may prove to be in part the mechanism of tolerance and intolerance, and that pain tolerance is inversely related to sensory deprivation tolerance.