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Light influences the brain more than you can imagine.
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It feels like falling asleep, but anesthesia and snoozing are completely different. Neuroscientist and anesthesiologist Emery Brown explains what makes them different.
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Lars Edvinsson, Peter Goadsby, Michael Moskowitz, and Jes Olesen unraveled the biology of migraine over four decades of research.
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What goes on in our bodies that makes muscles tight, and how does this tightness lead to headaches?
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There are pain receptors — nociceptors — in different parts of the body but not the brain. Scientist Janet Bultitude breaks down what nociceptors are, how they work, and why the brain doesn’t have any.
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While it may feel like you’ve suffered an injury, this is a natural part of the body’s recovery from working out.
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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian just won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the receptors that sense touch and temperature. We spoke with them about their work in 2020.
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Learn why stepping on a Lego hurts so much and other facts about pain.
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Everyone experiences cramps. But we know less about their causes than you might expect.
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Migraine sufferers have differing sensitivities and responses to pain, preliminary research shows.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 4, 2020.
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