Migraine is Associated With Altered Processing of Sensory Stimuli

@article{Harriott2014MigraineIA,
  title={Migraine is Associated With Altered Processing of Sensory Stimuli},
  author={Andrea M. Harriott and Todd J Schwedt},
  journal={Current Pain and Headache Reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={1-7}
}
Migraine is associated with derangements in perception of multiple sensory modalities including vision, hearing, smell, and somatosensation. Compared to people without migraine, migraineurs have lower discomfort thresholds in response to special sensory stimuli as well as to mechanical and thermal noxious stimuli. Likewise, the environmental triggers of migraine attacks, such as odors and flashing lights, highlight basal abnormalities in sensory processing and integration. These alterations in… CONTINUE READING

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