We first evaluated whether itch intensity was perceived differently at three body sites, and then we investigated the potential correlation between the pleasurability and the itch relief induced by scratching," he explained.
Itch intensity and scratching pleasurability were assessed every 30 seconds for a duration of five minutes using a Visual Analog Scale (VAS) to rate intensity - 0 for no itch, up to 10 for maximum unbearable itch.
Another major finding of the paper, as Yosipovitch explains, is that "the pleasurability of scratching the ankle appears to be longer lived compared to the other two sites.
On the broadest level, pleasurability was seldom a matter of serious dispute within an intellectual field, rooted in the kamasastra (Warder 1972-2004, vol.
However, because it advocated rasa as the "single, overriding goal" of poetry (McCrea 2008: 25), and because the burden of rasa production was now on the "writerly" spectator, Anandavardhana's rasa-dhvani theory raised some new questions about this pleasurability.
has been, and still is, an essential component in the functioning of our evolutionary behavior.
For instance, I would like to see whether a good argument can be constructed for one of the main points that Plato denies: that there is a necessary connection between the pleasurability
of an artistic work and the degree to which it yields ethical insight.
Sherman portrays no naive notion of pleasurability
or purity: her images luxuriate in desire and disgust, which, as Georges Bataille reminds us, are inextricably linked.
The traditional database-oriented approach is not wrong per se, but differs greatly in both technique and method from one that worries about the intuitiveness, ease-of-use, and pleasurability
of the interface and its navigation.
Combining PET and fMRI brain scans showed that dopamine release is greater for pleasurable versus neutral music, and that levels of release are correlated with the extent of emotional arousal and pleasurability