Share Your Thoughts on Innovation

The staff at the National Office are keenly interested in better understanding and promoting innovation in our association and professions. And so, we turn to you. What do you think? How has innovation improved your practice and/or research? In which ways have you been innovative in your work, particularly during these challenging economic times? We’re interested in hearing from you, either through a text or video post!

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Share Your Thoughts on Innovation

Brain Scans Suggest a New, Objective Way to Measure Pain | 80beats

The researchers gave each of 24 participants an fMRI scan, which measures blood flow in the brain. They tracked the participants’ brain activity as a small portion of their forearm was exposed to heat, which was either painful (quite hot) or not painful (pleasantly warm). A computer algorithm then analyzed the data for patterns, looking for types of brain activity that occurred in response to painful or not painful heat.

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Brain Scans Suggest a New, Objective Way to Measure Pain | 80beats