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How does the brain control pain?
There are Biomarkers for pain susceptibility.
Mindfulness traits are associated with pain perception.
Pain is inevitable and necessary, while suffering is optional if we are open to dive inside the infinity of the mind.
Neurobiologist, born in 1966 in Porto. Basic training at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto. Ph.D. at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto, where she has been a professor since 1989. Interested in studying the neurobiology of pain and suffering” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx