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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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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The mind bending pain of a bare foot pressing down on a Lego is truly terrible, but how does something so innocent looking create such an intense feeling?
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Learn more about the science of pain in this webinar.
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You have probably had the burning sensation of eating a jalapeno or other tear-inducing pepper. What causes this painful fire in your mouth?
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The response to pain can vary, but what happens when sensory systems send messages to the brain?
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Everyone experiences pain — but why do some people react to the same painful stimulus in different ways? And what exactly is pain, anyway?
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The nerves necessary for the sense of touch develop early in gestation.
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Bullying is more than a painful experience — it can have lasting repercussions on the developing brains of young people.
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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.
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Migraines are more than ordinary headaches, but neuroscientists are still investigating how and why they happen.
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