Surprising Study Finds That Babies Feel Pain Like Adults

April 23, 2015 4:25 PM

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Surprising Study Finds That Babies Feel Pain Like Adults

Many doctors believe babies' brains are not developed enough to feel pain, but a surprising new study suggests this may not be the case.

According to provocative new Oxford University research, days-old infants experience pain like adults do. Using MRI scans, the researchers saw infant brains "light up" in a similar manner to adult brains upon being exposed to mild pain.

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