In testing with rats, electrode implant also triggers pleasure-associated dopamine
April 6, 2016
Are you in pain, but your doc won’t increase your hydrocodone dosage (or you don’t want to overdose)?
University of Texas at Arlington researchers may have a (future) drug-free fix: electrical stimulation of a deep middle-brain structure that blocks pain signals at the spinal cord level while triggering release of pleasure-associated dopamine to reduce the associated emotional distress.
“This is the first study to use a… read more