I made this meme, but I have people to thank:
Acknowledgements for this meme:
1. Lars Avemarie who posted his thoughts on pain a couple days ago. https://www.facebook.com/lars.avemariepersonligtranare/posts/10155196612254025
I replied to his post with some thoughts on nociception/spinal cord, and pain/brain. I included the dead fish moving video (see below).
2. Nick Ng copied my post, and
3. Lee commented. She still seems to think pain is not a brain thing. It made me think, how can I answer this? I replied. https://www.facebook.com/nick.ng.96995/posts/10154481435190893?pnref=story
4. I wrote a longer post this morning, an expansion of my reply to Lee, and included the dead fish moving video again. https://www.facebook.com/diane.jacobs3/posts/10155203629414176?pnref=story
5. I tried hard to come up with an image/metaphor that captured the constant struggle going on that has to do with descending modulation. I think shoreline and sea metaphor does it - it shows ceaseless movement. When brain fails to raise the shoreline it can become flooded by input from spinal cord. Then it has a mess to clean up.
The dead fish moving video: