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a study from researchers at Duke University identifies a pain-suppression center in the brain possessing widespread projections to many pain-processing centers throughout the central nervous system. The team states this newly discovered brain center switches pain off and is located in the amygdala, often considered the home of negative emotions and responses, such as the fight or flight response and general anxiety.

Study claims to have found the center of pain in the brain.

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience caused by stimulating nerve receptors contained within tissue damaged by trauma. Usually, the pain dissipates once the traumatic stimulus is removed and … Continue Reading Study claims to have found the center of pain in the brain.

Schizophrenia linked to loss of cells in brain’s memory centre for the first time.

Scientists have long speculated that schizophrenia, which affects about 1 in every 100 adults worldwide, originates in part in the hippocampus, the brain’s headquarters for memory and spatial navigation. As … Continue Reading Schizophrenia linked to loss of cells in brain’s memory centre for the first time.

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