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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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A hot day calls for a cold treat. But gobble down that icy sweet, and a brain freeze you’re sure to meet.
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  • 1 min
The nerve fibers sensing touch, pain, and heat bundle together before entering the spinal cord.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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How much does it hurt? Researchers are examining the neuroscience behind emotional and physical pain.
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Michael Rogawski discusses the similarities between migraine attacks and epileptic seizures and what they might mean for treating the two conditions.
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How does the body know when it has been cut, or stung, or hit?
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When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain!
  • TED
  • 4 min
U.S. lawmakers and research advocates recently attended a Capitol Hill briefing titled "Pain Research: On the Verge of a Breakthrough", featuring Allan Basbaum, professor at University of California, San Francisco.
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Opioids have become a topic of great interest on Capitol Hill as addiction and overdose rates continue to increase across the country.
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Although there are no pain-sensing fibers located in the brain, these fibers are present in nearby tissues. When they become activated, a headache can occur.
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What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min