Red flag at the dentist
WEARING green clothing and avoiding red may make a trip to the dentist less painful, according to new research.
It seems that sensations of pain can be reduced by exposure to certain colours, and heightened by others, according to a US study.
The study is based on the work of psychologists who showed people images of different colours before exposing them to electric shocks.
The results showed both men and women rated the feeling of pain greater when it followed exposure to red when compared with the other colours, especially green and blue.