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05 July 2001

Warning sign of migraine can be measured

Flashes of light, visual disturbances - one-of-five people who get migraines have these auras that warn them they're about to have an attack.

Flashes of light, visual disturbances - one-of-five people who get migraines have these auras that warn them they're about to have an attack.

The researchers would have him jump into the scanner and follow the progressions, says Hadjikhani. "What we saw was there was a change in the signal that correlated with [the] visual perception of the subject."

 

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