Sensation and Perception I: Touch and Pain

Define, describe, and clearly differentiate between the terms sensation and perception. Then, considering the sensation and perception of pain: Describe how pain is detected and the neurotransmitters and receptors involved in transmitting that information to the central nervous system. Choose a specific pharmaceutical pain medication and explain how it interferes with this pathway to reduce and manage pain. Consider the downsides of treating pain via pharmacological methods, such as opioids. Choose an alternative pain treatment (non-pharmaceutical) and explain how it works to manage pain. What are some potential pros and cons to this approach? Finally, propose at least one potential cost and one potential benefit of pain perception

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