I did my STEAM project on how pain processing differs in fibromyalgia patients when compared to neurotypical patients. I used the sketchbook app on my computer to design and implement all aspects of the project. As shown above, there aren’t many major differences. The most important difference in pain processing is the type of stimuli received. In neurotypical patients, when a painful stimuli is sensed, a normal reaction (in this case, “ouch !”) is enacted. In fibromyalgia patients, however, a non-painful stimuli, such as brushing your hair or cracking your knuckles, is perceived as incredibly painful. This phenomenon is known as allodynia.