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Altering Attitude To An Ailment May Result In Less Day-To-Day Pain

Altering Attitude To An Ailment May Result In Less Day-To-Day Pain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Evidence of a study published in the journal Pain reveals that people with chronic pain who learn to divert the focus away from their ailments may sleep better and experience less day-t...
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Placebo effect: New study shows how to boost the power of pain relief, without drugs

Placebo effect: New study shows how to boost the power of pain relief, without drugs | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Placebos reduce pain by creating an expectation of relief. Distraction -- say, doing a puzzle -- relieves it by keeping the brain busy. But do they use the same brain processes? Neuromaging suggests they do.
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Good intentions ease pain, add to pleasure: UMD study | e! Science News

Good intentions ease pain, add to pleasure: UMD study | e! Science News | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A nurse's tender loving care really does ease the pain of a medical procedure, and grandma's cookies really do taste better, if we perceive them to be made with love -- suggests newly published research by a University of Maryland psychologist.
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Chronic Pain’s Paralell Universe: Congenital Analgesia | Psychology Today

Chronic Pain’s Paralell Universe: Congenital Analgesia | Psychology Today | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Why people experience chronic pain, and the power they have to de-intensify it.

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Using neuroscience to understand and treat pain — Specialist Pain Physio

Using neuroscience to understand and treat pain — Specialist Pain Physio | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Understanding pain is the first step towards changing the painful experience. Knowing how the brain and nervous system operate allows us to create therapies that target the biological mechanisms that underpin pain.

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The girl who feels no pain: 3 fascinating neurological disorders

The girl who feels no pain: 3 fascinating neurological disorders | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

This post is the first in a short series on “What I learned in my undergrad neuroscience classes.” Today, I describe a few fascinating neurological disorders.

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Women Feel Pain More Intensely Than Men

Women Feel Pain More Intensely Than Men | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

When a woman falls ill, her pain may be more intense than a man's, a new study suggests.

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Psychology of Pain: High-dose opiates could crack chronic pain : Nature News & Comment

Psychology of Pain: High-dose opiates could crack chronic pain : Nature News & Comment | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Has a cheap and effective treatment for chronic pain been lying under clinicians' noses for decades? Researchers have found that a very high dose of an opiate drug that uses the same painkilling pathways as morphine can reset the nerve signals associated with continuous pain — at least in rats.

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How Listening to Music Soothes Pain and Anxiety

How Listening to Music Soothes Pain and Anxiety | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

With music so central to the human emotional condition, a new study showing how song can soothe anxiety and even reduce pain should come as little surprise.

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Teens Respond to Pleasure, Not Pain: Parent Accordingly

Teens Respond to Pleasure, Not Pain: Parent Accordingly | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Steinberg and colleagues argue that the different growth speed of two areas of the brain create a perfect storm for risky behavior

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