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How we might experience the unpleasantness of pain might come down to these 150 neurons in mouse brains.

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Scientists Find Brain Cells That Make Pain Hurt
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/01/17/686205971/scientists-find-brain-cells-that-make-pain-hurt
""This study is a major advance," says Irene Tracey, a pain neuroscientist at Oxford University who wasn't involved in the study. "It was a tour de force and a welcome addition to understanding this complex and major problem.""

An amygdalar neural ensemble that encodes the unpleasantness of pain
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/363/6424/276
"Pain is an unpleasant experience. How the brain’s affective neural circuits attribute this aversive quality to nociceptive information remains unknown. By means of time-lapse in vivo calcium imaging and neural activity manipulation in freely behaving mice encountering noxious stimuli, we identified a distinct neural ensemble in the basolateral amygdala that encodes the negative affective valence of pain."

Researchers discover the brain cells that make pain unpleasant
http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2019/01/researchers-discover-the-brain-cells-that-make-pain-unpleasant.html
"Long term, Scherrer aims to confirm that the function of the basolateral ensemble in mice is the same as it is in people, and then down the line, find a safe and effective way to silence the ensemble’s function without interfering with other neurons."

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