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Brain Differences Seen in People With Migraines

A recent study suggests that people who suffer from migraines may have structural differences in the pain-related areas of their brain. MRI scans revealed the cortex, the outer layer of the brain, was smaller and thinner than those of people who don’t suffer migraines. Researchers are not sure, but they suspect that aspects of brain development may make some more vulnerable to developing migraines and that migraines create further changes in the brain, possibly altering the thickness of the cortex. Migraine sufferers not only have brains that function differently, but also may look differently. This fact may help establish migraines as a neurological disorder “associated with real structural changes in the brain.”

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