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(RedOrbit)   Breakthrough allows researchers to actually map brain activity associated with pain. Researchers used an MRI and the complete first season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which seems unnecessarily cruel   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, brain activity, researchers, multiple systems, University of Colorado at Boulder, psychological pain, data mining, pain  
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2013-04-12 03:54:36 PM  
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phaseolus: Heard about this on NPR the other morning along with thoughtful speculation on whether there's a danger of lazy doctors using this tech as a substitute for actually talking with and listening to their patients.

I suppose, if nothing else, this will be useful for identifying painkiller addicts trying to scam physicians.

or we could just legalize drugs and not care that a small fraction of the people trying to get pain meds are addicts and the rest are actually in PAIN.
Strangely enough, this method could be used to HELP addicts.
By being able to separate the two groups, we could treat them appropriately.

/or we can continue to treat patients as criminals, with the wonderful outcomes which we currently have.
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