Not Much Grey Matter? You're Probably Immune to Pain
My husband thinks I'm a freak of nature and sometimes, I have to agree. He can't believe my pain threshold, though I have to admit, the three tries (five attempts each) to jam my wristbone back into its socket (the first two times without morphine) did make me nauseous.
I'm a tank, he says, like my father, who drove himself to the hospital while having a heart attack.
But scientists are learning there's a little more to it than that. A recent study found that that the brain’s structure is related to how intensely people perceive pain. Turns out I have a lot of grey matter in my brain.