Study Shows Pain Really Is All In Your Head, And You Can See It

Researchers say they’ve figured out an objective way to measure pain -- by imaging the brain’s response, in real time.They used a type of brain scanner called functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to take pictures of people’s responses to pain. And they documented that a morphine-based painkiller reduces both the pain that people reported they felt, and the pain that registered on the br...

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