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You’re startled by a threatening sound, and your breath quickens; you smash your elbow and pant in pain. Why a person’s breathing rate increases dramatically when they’re hurting or anxious was not previously understood. Now, Assistant Professor Sung Han, first author Shijia Liu and colleagues have uncovered a neural network in the brain that coordinates breathing rhythm with feelings of pain and fear. The findings contribute to the fields of pain management and psychological theories of anxiety. What’s more, the study could lead to See Analysis feature.

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