Increased limbic and brainstem activity during migraine attacks following olfactory stimulation

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Migraine patients have dysfunctional cortical olfactory processing and very often report hypersensitivity and phobic symptoms to odors during acute headache attacks. However, imaging data of how the brain processes associate migraine symptoms, such as photophobia, phonophobia, or osmophobia, are rare.

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  • Anne Stankewitz

  • Arne May

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