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Why Do We Wince?
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Why Do We Wince When We Are In Pain?

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Scientists have discovered that animals also wince, giving clues to its purpose
“I was struck by how similar the mouse facial response to pain is to the human one. When you factor in the shape differences in mouse and human faces, the mouse response to pain is almost exactly the same as ours. When in pain, we squint. The muscles in our cheeks ball up, and while we don’t have whiskers, we do usually scrunch up our noses. We are separated from mice by about seventy-five million years of evolution, and yet, we make the same face when we're in pain.“ - Nathan H. Lents