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9/12/2013 7:50:51 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
http://www.sciencedaily.com...

Tingling Sensation Caused by Asian Spice Could Help Patients With Chronic Pain

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Widely used in Asian cooking, the Szechuan pepper was found to mimic the sense of touch in the brain. It chemically activates light-touch fibres on the lips and tongue and sends the equivalent of 50 light taps to the brain per second.

Dr Nobuhiro Hagura (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), lead author of the study, said: "This is the first time that we've been able to show how chemicals activate touch fibres, inducing a measureable frequency. We know that natural products like chilli, mustard oil and menthol can activate the thermal and pain fibres in the skin, but we wanted to find out why Szechuan pepper specifically works on the light-touch fibres, producing a conscious sensation of touch and that distinctive tingling feeling."

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The team was able to show that an active ingredient in the peppers stimulates specific RA1 fibres in the lips and tongue. These fibres are responsible for transmitting touch sensation, and send the equivalent of a light tap on the skin to the brain at the rate of 50 times per second.
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9/12/2013 7:53:23 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Just another piece of the puzzle for machines to enslave us and keep us in a virtual reality pod.

The rest of you guys are wondering what would happen if you put some of this on your wanker. Don't lie.