What stoat bearing lady has not been found to relieve pain among Catholics?
#100715. Asked by edmund80. (Nov 01 08 10:34 PM)
A painting by Leonardo da Vinci – Lady with an Ermine – had little effect on either believers' or non-believers' pain. Researchers suggested that this was because, for pain relief to occur, the picture had to trigger deep spiritual feelings.
Yes, the study out of Oxford and Cambridge and published in the journal Pain indicated a difference between Catholics viewing an image of the Virgin Mary and atheists viewing a similar portrait of "Lady with an Ermine" in terms of pain relief.
Though the study size was small, the results are interesting.
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