How Swearing Helps Fibromyalgia Pain

Common Response to Pain

Researchers believe that although cursing is not a socially accepted behavior, there is a reason to think that it actually comes with benefits. According to a psychologist, swearing is a common response to pain. Furthermore, he believes that there is an underlying reason why people would do it.

Although researchers are not certain how swearing helps fibromyalgia pain, they suggest that it may be due to that part of the brain affecting emotion. Previous studies have shown that the part of the brain linked to neutral language can be found in the left brain. On the other hand, curse words came from an ancient evolved instinct. Moreover, part of the brain that is responsible for such process can be found deep within the brain’s right hemisphere.


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