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Forget Pain Pills, Fall in Love Instead

Posted on Oct 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

By Alice Park Thursday, October 14, 2010 | 59 comments   Do you believe that love conquers all? If you do, you probably won’t be surprised by the following study. It turns out that being in love can actually dull pain perception. What’s more, it works in a different way that painkillers do. Dr. Sean Mackey, chair of the pain management division at Stanford University, has been studying pain for his entire career. He has become an expert at analyzing how the brain reacts to pain, by relying on functional MRI (fMRI), which are sophisticated brain scans that can show which areas of...

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