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In a move stoners may consider irreverent, scientists may have figured out how to separate the pain-relieving and mind-altering effects of cannabis. CC BY: r0bz
Mar. 30, 2011 — Physical pain and intense feelings of social rejection "hurt" in the same way, a new study shows. The study demonstrates that the same regions of the brain that become active in response to painful sensory experiences are activated during intense experiences of social rejection. "These results give new meaning to the idea that social rejection 'hurts'," said University of Michigan social psychologist Ethan Kross, lead author of the article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .
Researcher checking fMRI images Functional magnetic resonance imaging or functional MRI ( fMRI ) is an MRI procedure that measures brain activity by detecting associated changes in blood flow. [ 1 ] This technique relies on the fact that cerebral blood flow and neuronal activation are coupled.
Reading and controlling human brain activation using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) « Emerging Ideas in Neural ScienceReading and controlling human brain activation using real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) Posted by brainchemist on November 4, 2010 · Leave a Comment
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