• And, this is your brain on… Pain.
    And, this is your brain on… Pain.
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    Gustin and colleagues found that people with chronic pain were more passive and less novelty-seeking than the controls.

    “Chronic pain patients are less likely to want to go out and explore the world,” says Gustin.

    Imaging found chronic pain patients had greater activity in parts of the brain involved in emotions, cognition and behaviour

    In particular, they had more neuronal growth in the prefrontal cortex, which is a part of the brain linked to emotions, cognition and behaviour — including seeking out new experiences.

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