a theory preserving that the nerve impulse pattern for pain is generated by severe arousal of non-particular receptors, since there are no particular fibers or endings solely for the experience of pain. Commonly referred to as nonparticularity theory.

PATTERN THEORY: "Today, we are going to participate in a class discussion regarding pattern theory."
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