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Could your visual cortex be responsible for migraines?

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  • Experiment with 60 volunteers (half with a migraine problem) shows that migraine sufferers have a hyper-excitable visual cortex.
  • The vision anomalies we experience before migraines might indicate that migraines are caused by differences in how our brains process visuals.
  • But it’s not clear, as some participants also reported visual anomalies, but didn’t suffer from migraines.
  • This study is the first to prove a connection between vision cortex anomalies and migraines.
  • It brings scientists one step closer to understanding the cause of migraines, which is still unknown.

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