Lullaby Theories: A Secret Message



When we feel pain, there’s a complex conversation going on between the brain and the body. But we don’t feel pain until the brain interprets these 'secret messages,' evaluates the danger, and determines how much pain we should feel. With the help of science, we may have some control over the amount of pain we feel. "The gate control theory of pain asserts that non-painful input closes the 'gates' to painful input, which prevents pain sensation from traveling to the central nervous system. Therefore, stimulation by non-noxious input is able to suppress pain." - ol_theory In this Lullaby Theories episode, "A Secret Message," four year old twins, Sophia and Lucy discuss pain, the gate control theory, and some ideas to reduce pain with their mother. In doing so, they discover that sometimes it's as simple as 'happy life, happy finger.' Creative by Coat of Arms Written, Produced & Directed by Clara Lehmann & Jonathan Lacocque Voices: Lucy Lacocque, Sophia Lacocque, & Clara Lehmann Edited by Jonathan Lacocque Design & Illustration by Naomi Bensen Animation by Julia Iverson & Terence Ginja-Martinho Character Animation by Joe Sparkes Sound Design & Mix by Jenna Coyle Music by Wyld- Paegilegt, via Scientific Consultant: Shaheen E. Lakhan, MD, PhD, MEd, MS, FAAN Special Thanks: Amy Brown The Science & Entertainment Exchange National Academy of Sciences