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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Phantom limbs? These cases help explain the real phenomenon of sensing a missing limb.
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Studies of the body’s own pain-control system demonstrated the existence of naturally occurring opioids — the endorphins.
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Medical science offers us a number of different ways to dull or treat pain.
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Processing information from the sensory systems is one of many functions of the brain. Such information is often the first step in other brain activities, including learning and retaining knowledge.
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Touch is the sense by which we determine the characteristics of objects: size, shape, and texture.
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The brain uses some unconventional means to communicate.
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Humans have used opiate drugs, such as morphine, for thousands of years, but these are often highly addictive and dangerous to one's health.
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