Could a brain scan also track our level of pain?

04/11/2013 | ScienceMag.org

Brain scans may help doctors track real evidence of a patient's pain level, suggests a study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, scientists were able to study activity patterns across brain regions known for signaling pain to isolate evidence of experiencing physical pain. "What we're evolving towards is trying to predict quantitatively from patterns of brain activity how much an individual is feeling," said neuroscientist Tor Wager.

View Full Article in:

ScienceMag.org

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Account Executive - Central Region
NWEA
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Account Manager
NWEA
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
School Reading Coaches
Rowland Reading Foundation
Multiple Locations, SL_Multiple Locations
Elementary School Principal
Kent School District
Kent, WA
Assistant District Superintendent
Department of Defense Education Activity
Fort Buchanan