Pain and the Brain

  • Published3 Jan 2017
  • Reviewed3 Jan 2017
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  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

We could all do without the pain of bumping our head or stubbing a toe. 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. Without pain, we might walk around with life-threatening injuries without even knowing it. Learn more about pain in this video from the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest. 

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