This is pretty much right. Nerves in the gut and along the brain-gut axis send pain signals to the brain when they should not be. These pain signals are real signals. The gut also responds inappropriately (hence D and/or C).quote:are you hypothesizing that when i have a pain im my gut, it's not really hurting - it's acting normally, but it's telling my brain that it's hurting for some reason and therefore i feel pain?
I think it is the opposite. Nerves in the limbs have a "heartbeat" and that goes away with no limb to produce it. So the brain becomes sort of confused by the lack of the hearbeat, and somehow generates pain.quote:But the brain senses and interprets that the limb is there - actually, the nerve ending from the amputated limb is sending an impulse to the brain, saying that the nerve from the limb is hurting,