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Head injuries could result in neurodegenerative disease in rugby union players A new article publishing online today in the Quarterly Journal of Medicine has reported the first case showing an association between exposure to head injuries in rugby union players and an increased risk in neurodegenerative disease. Until now, the association between head injuries and neurodegenerative disease, specifically chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), has predominantly been made [...] The post Head injuries could result in neurodegenerative disease in rugby union players appeared first on PsyPost.
Subconscious learning shapes pain responses In a new study led from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, researchers report that people can be conditioned to associate images with particular pain responses – such as improved tolerance to pain – even when they are not consciously aware of the images. The findings are being published in the journal PNAS. Previous studies have shown that [...] The post Subconscious learning shapes pain responses appeared first on PsyPost.
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