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People who deeply grasp pain or happiness of others, process music differently in brain

“The researchers found that compared to low empathy people, those with higher empathy process familiar music with greater involvement of the reward system of the brain, as well as in areas responsible for processing social information. […]   Highly empathic … Continue reading

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The Power of Negative Thinking

“Can our expectations for the future change how we remember the past? According to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, they can—we remember unpleasant experiences more negatively if we expect to endure them again. Researchers at … Continue reading

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Meditators can concentrate the hurt away (Study in ScienceNews)

“…in the April 6 Journal of Neuroscience. Individuals who practiced mindfulness meditation, or samatha, during a pain experiment reported much less discomfort than they did in earlier, meditation-free sessions. Samatha, the team says, flipped switches on or off in diverse … Continue reading

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Look at your body to reduce pain (Study)

“Simply looking at your body reduces pain, according to new research by scientists from UCL (University College London) and the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Published in the journal Psychological Science, the research shows that *viewing your hand reduces the pain … Continue reading

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The brains of placebo responders still feel pain, but interpret it differently (Study)

“In placebo responders, activity dropped in areas processing pain, but increased in areas involved in emotion. This suggests that, rather than blocking pain signals into the brain, the placebo is changing the interpretation of pain.” http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19944-would-a-placebo-work-for-you.html

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