Migraine: The hypersensitive brain

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Migraine is a neurologic disorder characterized by head pain jointed by hypersensitivities to normal environmental stimuli such as light, sound, and odor during and, at a lower degree, outside attacks. Understanding of the migraine brain has advanced through neurophysiological and functional imaging studies. Different techniques have emphasized as migraineurs show an increased cortical responsiveness, an altered brainstem processing of peripheral stressors, and an impaired energy metabolism. The involvement of multiple brain networks is not confined to the pain pathway indicating migraine as a complex maladaptive coping state.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVestibular Migraine and Related Syndromes
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783319070223, 9783319070216
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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