- World-first: MRI used to study infant pain
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- Also suggests infants are more sensitive to pain than adults
- Highlights need to review pain relief for babies
Babies feel pain 'like adults'
21 April 2015
The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults.