In the News: 10/03

Why We Feel Pain Differently Brain imaging has confirmed that some people really are more sensitive to pain than others. Researchers at Wake Forest Universitys Baptist Medical Center placed a heat simulator on the legs of 17 subjects. Their brains were then scanned by MRI to assess brain activity. Participants who reported that the heat stimulus was extremely painful showed pronounced activity in certain regions of the brain; others, who said that the stimulus was only…
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