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Dread prompts pain in the brain

Imaging shows that anticipation can be as horrible as the event itself.

Proven: expecting something horrible can be horrible in itself. Credit: © Getty

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Pearson, H. Dread prompts pain in the brain. Nature (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/news060501-9

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