Pain

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Pain and the Brain
While unpleasant, pain exists for a reason: it directs our attention to an injury so we can take care of it and prevent further damage.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 4, 2020.
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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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Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
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Why pain from stubbing your toe comes in waves from sharp to dull.
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The nerve fibers sensing touch, pain, and heat bundle together before entering the spinal cord.
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Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind blood test to identify the biomarkers for pain, which could improve pain treatment.
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Neuroscientists are investigating how light triggers and exacerbates migraines.
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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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Chronic pain can cause severe cognitive effects, but relief may come from a surprising source.
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How much does it hurt? Researchers are examining the neuroscience behind emotional and physical pain.
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Learn the basics of how neurons fire, and explore what we can learn from the feeling of banging our funny bone.
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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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