Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Pain Face

In 2012  I pointed to the research of Samuele Marcora on how facial expression impacts on fatigue in his psychobiological model of fatigue.

 His study here showed how the onset of frowning indicated the point at which things were starting to feel hard, but in discussions by email we chatted about the possibility that things could work the other way - smiling might make everything feel easier and ward off fatigue.

I was reminded of this when I saw this video from Eric Cobb

It is a simple trick but I think it is worth trying.


Steven Sashen said...

Don't look at pictures of sprinter Tyson Gay... that guy has some SERIOUS pain face going on... and he's one of the fastest men in the world.

Oh, and don't look at power lifters.



Matthew @ Lasik for Your Surgeon said...

haha, nice post!

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