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Brainwave patterns can reliably predict a person’s pain sensitivity


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PWME often have pain issues. I wonder if this method of measuring alpha wave activity might be helpful for research about ME pain.

What would be even more useful is if they could find a similar pattern correlating with central fatigue. Collect some EEGs from people with different levels of reported fatigue, feed them into a computer programmed to look for correlations, and maybe they'd find something.