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How the Brain Shapes Pain and Links Ouch with Emotion

Published May 25, 2019
Category: Other Pain

Th ouch part of pain begins when something such as, heat, certain chemicals, or mechanical force activates special nerve endings called nociceptors. Once activated, they trigger a cascade of events with kind of a representation of that signal going through nerves and the spinal cord then up to the brain. The brain then links the pain with emotions. 

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Last change: May 24, 2019


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