<< Continued from Pain Mechanism

Continuously attending to such varying intensity values makes VP's process of holding any intramural communication cumbersome, because LB continuously curtails the ongoing intramural communication to send intensity values to VP, which can only process a dialogue with LB or itself serially, which gets continuously disrupted by the alerting mechanism.

Even if VP resorts to communicating intermittently by postponing the communication, which can be done by storing and retrieving its state every time it is disrupted and resumed respectively, it has to enter into a tug-of-war of sorts with the high sensation provided by the constantly varying high intensity values sent by damaged area every time it resumes the communication. As IPS is the core mechanism of mind, any hindrance to its communicating capabilities is evidently disastrous for its goals of survival and reproduction. Such tug-of-war, along with highly vivid sensation, results into the subjective discomfort of pain a person feels when there is damage.

Putting it differently, the vividness provided by high sensation makes a person suffer (as avoiding high sensations is hard-wired) while the tug-of-war provided by the alerting mechanism does not let him think effectively.

An analogy to the same can be constraining a person by pushing him into a corner (i.e. constrained using alerting mechanism) and then hurting him with a knife (i.e. high sensation).

Even when pain receptors are designed and distributed based on severity of damage (in earlier generations), if intensity values originating from the damaged area are not enough based on the damaged area being small (e.g. a pin prick), LB resorts to modifying variations of intensity values of that area (that are being sent to VP) to a higher level. It is such control of modification by LB that results into sharp, dull, stabbing, throbbing, pulsating, constant, intermittent, etc. pain. When the damaged area is large, LB does not need to vary intensity values to a higher level, as intensity values of that area are enough to alert and compel VP to take suitable measures to cure and/or prevent the damage in future.

With whatever little communicating capability left, VP is logically compelled to guide LB to take all possible steps in curing the injury proportional to the degree of discomfort to alleviate it and also take preventive measures to avoid such situations in future.

To summarize what is explained till now, it is consciousness assigned by VP that enables sensory data to become available to IPS. Such sensory data, supplied by sensory receptors in a continuous stream, makes it possible for IPS to consider any interaction instantly for judgmental power, which may be required by any experience supplying sensory data in order to provide beneficial outcomes.

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