Brown researchers find brain waves an accurate method for measuring pain

BETTER METHOD: Carl Saab, an associate professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, and a team of Brown researchers have developed and patented a new way to diagnose and manage pain.
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BETTER METHOD: Carl Saab, an associate professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, and a team of Brown researchers have developed and patented a new way to diagnose and manage pain.
 / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP.
A team of Brown University researchers has developed and patented a new, objective measure of pain using a noninvasive electroencephalograph of theta-band brain waves, which is designed to help doctors better diagnose and manage pain, helping to prevent opioid addiction. Researcher Carl Saab, an associate professor of neuroscience and neurosurgery at Brown University and Rhode…

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