Neuroscientists identify a brain signature of pain

agony-in-the-brain_1Like truth and beauty, pain is subjective and hard to pin down. What hurts one moment might not register the next, and our moods and thoughts color the experience of pain. According to a report in April in the New England Journal of Medicine, however, researchers may one day be able to measure the experience of pain by scanning the brain.

Read more at Scientific American Mind.

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