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This 3-dimensional graphic shows the abnormal rewiring of the brain's right hemisphere in
 

Summary: This 3-dimensional graphic shows the abnormal
rewiring of the brain's right hemisphere in
patients with complex region pain syndrome. The
orange path shows the location of gray matter
atrophy and damaged wiring in the anterior
cingulate; blue shows damage in the insula;
green in the medial prefrontal cortex.
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Baffling chronic pain linked to rewiring of brain
Brain looks like inept cable guy changed the hookups
November 26, 2008
Source: Northwestern University
Scientists peered at the brains of people with a baffling chronic
pain condition and discovered something surprising. Their brains
looked like an inept cable guy had changed the hookups, rewiring
the areas related to emotion, pain perception and the temperature
of their skin.
The new finding by scientists at Northwestern University's
Feinberg School of Medicine, begins to explain a mysterious

  

Source: Apkarian, A. Vania - Department of Physiology, Northwestern University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine