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Cochlear SGN neurons elevate pain thresholds in response to music

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The C-tactile (CLTM) peripheral nervous system is involved in social bonding in primates and humans through its capacity to trigger the brain’s endorphin system. Since the mammalian cochlea has an unusually high density of similar neurons (type-II spiral ganglion neurons, SGNs), we hypothesise that their function may have been exploited for social bonding by co-opting head movements in response to music and other rhythmic movements of the head in social contexts. Music provides one of many cu...

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10.1038/s41598-021-93969-0

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SAME
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Springer Nature
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Volume:
11
Article number:
14547
Publication date:
2021-07-15
Acceptance date:
2021-06-28
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2045-2322
Pmid:
34267302
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English
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1186744
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pubs:1186744
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2022-01-06

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