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Science Magazine: We Don’t Know: Pain

Pain has evolved to motivate us to withdraw from damaging situations, to protect a damaged body part while it heals, and to avoid similar experiences in the future. Perhaps the same is true for emotional pain? Even if it isn’t avoidable in the first place. Science magazine latest “We Don’t Know”, a series on things …

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Cambridge University: Pain in the machine

Cambridge University put together this short documentary on whether robots should feel pain. It’s a feeling that most would describe as being unpleasant, both physically and emotionally. But there must be some evolutionary advantage with feeling pain, why do humans and some animals otherwise feel pain if there is no use for it. The fact …

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