Objective Way to Measure Pain Being Developed at Stanford

September 19th, 2011

Researches at Stanford University School of Medicine combined functional MRI (fMRI) with computer algorithms to see if they could objectively determine whether or not a person was experiencing pain. In their trial, they were correct 81% of the time. They will continue doing these types of studies in order to improve accuracy and see if this method can be used to detect all types of pain, such as chronic.


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