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Duke scientists may have just discovered a way to ‘switch off’ pain in your body

Scientists have discovered that they can completely shut down pain by targeting an area in our old friend the amygdala. If music activated this area, would it support other long-standing evidence that "music...soothes the savage beast"? The original journal article in Nature may be found here:

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