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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Researchers seek to stop pain in its tracks.
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David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian discuss their research on sensory systems that won them the 2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.
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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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A hot day calls for a cold treat. But gobble down that icy sweet, and a brain freeze you’re sure to meet.
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Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
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Itch, once thought of as a milder form of pain, is now investigated as its own condition with potential treatment on the horizon.
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The sense of touch conveys important social information and tells you when something is dangerous by letting you feel pain.
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Why pain from stubbing your toe comes in waves from sharp to dull.
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The nerve fibers sensing touch, pain, and heat bundle together before entering the spinal cord.
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