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Scientists Find the Areas of the Brain Involved in Masochism

Masochism activates areas of the cortex involved in empathy, emotions and self-awareness

You don’t come across scientific papers about the neuroscience of masochism very often.

In fact, BDSM is still a taboo subject in science. Researchers only work on issues for which they can…



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Hermes Solenzol

UCLA professor. Neuroscientist doing research on pain. Writes about science, philosophy, politics and kinky sex.