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Holding Hands With Your Partner Can Sync Brainwaves and Ease Pain, Study Shows

Posted by on March 7, 2018 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Holding Hands With Your Partner Can Sync Brainwaves and Ease Pain, Study Shows

Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain wave patterns will couple up too, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study also found that the more empathy a comforting partner feels for a partner in pain, the more their brainwaves fall into sync. And the more those brain waves sync, the more the pain goes away.

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