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Does mental distraction increase the excitatory level of the spinal cord?

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David Escobar
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In brief: No

No, the excitatory level of the neurons in the spinal cord is based on physical or chemical stimulation largely in the peripheral nervous system.
Mental distraction is a cognitive function (or in some cases, dysfunction) that has no direct correlate with the spinal cord.

In brief: No

No, the excitatory level of the neurons in the spinal cord is based on physical or chemical stimulation largely in the peripheral nervous system.
Mental distraction is a cognitive function (or in some cases, dysfunction) that has no direct correlate with the spinal cord.
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