Neuroscientist Found Brain Abnormalities Responsible for Tinnitus and Chronic Pain

A collaborated study by Neuroscientists from Georgetown University Medical Center and Germany’s Technische Universität München have discovered the brain malady responsible for tinnitus and for chronic pain known for causing the uncomfortable, sometimes agonizing sensations that persist long after an initial injury. In one of the publication of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, researchers say identifying the problem is the initial step to developing effective treatments for these ailments, which afflict millions of people across the world. The team describes how the neural mechanisms that normally “gate” or control noise and pain signals can become dysfunctional, causing chronic perception of these sensations. The team found the flow of these signals through the brain and revealed where “circuit breakers” should be working — but aren’t. Josef Rauschecker, PhD, DSc, director of the…


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