[Ed. – Apparently he gets to skip the actual “pain” part.]
Dr. Joel Salinas is not your average doctor.
“When I see people, I have the sensation of whatever touches their body on my own body as well and it’s kind of reflected as a mirror,” he told WBZ-TV.
It’s called mirror touch synesthesia. …
“When I was a kid, having these experiences where if I would see someone hug I would feel the hug on myself or if I would see someone get hit, I felt the sensation on me as well,” explains Dr. Salinas.
He doesn’t really feel it as pain, per se, but says the sensations can still be unsettling. …
“I remember one patient who unfortunately had an amputation of the arm from an accident. I remember feeling as though my arm was dismembered and I could feel the blood.”