Jymmin: How a combination of exercise and music helps us feel less pain

Pain is essential for survival. However, it could also slow the progress of rehabilitation, or in its chronic form could become a distinct disorder. How strongly we feel it, among other factors, depends on our individual pain threshold. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig discovered that a new fitness method they developed increases our pain threshold and makes us less sensitive towards physical discomfort: Jymmin interacts with everyday gym equipment to produce music while exercising.