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Sound induces analgesia through corticothalamic circuitsScience

Wenjie Zhou et al.
Science | July 7, 2022
Sound—including music and noise—can relieve pain in humans, but the underlying neural mechanisms remain unknown. We discovered that analgesic effects of sound depended on a low (5-decibel) signal-to-noise ratio...

Stress peptides sensitize fear circuitry to promote passive copingColor_dress_150

Pinelopi Pliota et al.
Molecular Psychiatry | June 18, 2018
Survival relies on optimizing behavioral responses through experience. Animals often react to acute stress by switching to passive behavioral responses when coping with environmental challenge. Despite recent advances...

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