Stress induced analgesia plays an adaptive role in the organization of behavioral responding.

@article{Amit1988StressIA,
  title={Stress induced analgesia plays an adaptive role in the organization of behavioral responding.},
  author={Zalman Amit and Z H Galina},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={1988},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={955-8}
}
The data on ability of stressful or noxious stimuli to suppress the perception of pain was reviewed. The focus of this review has been the attempt to demonstrate that the emergent "Stress Induced Analgesia" (SIA) plays an adaptive role in the modulation of behavioral responding by organisms during periods of threat or danger to the organism. We have reviewed the experimental paradigms that normally used in these studies which point to the fact that the variables inducing SIA need not be… CONTINUE READING

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