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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: ROBERT on 11/10/2006 18:33:42

Title: Possible origin of "Ouch" expression
Post by: ROBERT on 11/10/2006 18:33:42
When most people see someone injured, e.g. a footballer harshly tackled, they make a particular facial expression:
 pouted lips, half-shut eyes and a sharp intake of breath.

Could this (empathic) expression of distress have originated in breastfeeding ?:
 being removed from the breast whilst still hungry, or am I getting too Freudian ?
Title: Re: Possible origin of "Ouch" expression
Post by: gecko on 12/10/2006 05:40:59
if youre getting freudian at all youre probably getting too freudian