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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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Sixty Minutes had an interesting story last night about researchers who used fMRI techniques to measure brain activity of people who responded "heroically" in crisis situations. Turns out they tend to

Special thanks to Katie Zhang for sharing this Wikipedia link that traces the origin of this effect to Wolfgang Köhler in 1929. Here's the link: and ref

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