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2012-05-30 11:04:23

Patients who are blind in one side of their visual field benefit from presentation of sounds on the affected side.

2012-05-23 19:20:41

A new study finds that transplanting embryonic cells into adult mouse spinal cord can alleviate persistent pain.

2012-05-18 05:12:21

Chewing fresh gum, thinking happy thoughts, taking deep breaths—they’re all ways we try and mentally distract ourselves from pain. New research shows there may be some truth behind these kooky pain-relieving tactics.

2012-05-18 02:16:22

Mental distractions make pain easier to take, and those pain-relieving effects aren't just in your head.

Expectations, Previous Experiences Influence Perception Of Pain
2012-05-15 11:20:00

For many people, pain and needles go hand in hand. They shudder at the thought of going to the dentist or the doctor because of those pointy items.


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Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

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