British Scientists Spot Brain's Pain Center

March 9, 2015 4:00 PM

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MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say they've identified the area of the brain linked to pain intensity.

The University of Oxford team used a new imaging technique to observe how different levels of pain affected the brains of 17 volunteers. Activity in only one area of the brain -- the dorsal posterior insula -- matched the participants' self-reported pain ratings.

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