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Could Neurofeedback Play a Role in Pain Management?

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The human brain is nature’s equivalent of a supercomputer. As technology has advanced, we have developed the ability to measure and understand brain activity, in particular, how the brain responds to certain situations and stimuli. Understanding these brain responses theoretically allows us to manipulate them. A new study published in the journal Current Biology explores whether using neurofeedback technology to measure and decode the brain’s response to pain could allow us to improve pain management.

The goal of this study was to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG) readings, combined with a computer system ...