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A common neurobiology for pain and pleasure.

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Pain and pleasure are powerful motivators of behaviour and have historically been considered opposites. Emerging evidence from the pain and reward research fields points to extensive similarities in the anatomical substrates of painful and pleasant sensations. Recent molecular-imaging and animal studies have demonstrated the important role of the opioid and dopamine systems in modulating both pain and pleasure. Understanding the mutually inhibitory effects that pain and reward processing have...

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10.1038/nrn2333

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
Nature reviews. Neuroscience
Volume:
9
Issue:
4
Pages:
314-320
Publication date:
2008-04-05
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EISSN:
1471-0048
ISSN:
1471-003X
URN:
uuid:e4a4a2c1-3f61-4d65-82c1-2b5b3bb848b3
Source identifiers:
241680
Local pid:
pubs:241680

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