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Cold comfort: exposure to chilly temperatures may help fight anxiety

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Otto Muzik

Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology, Wayne State University


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Messages go back and forth from brain to body, working to keep systems in homeostatic equilibrium. Image: Diwadkar and Muzik,CC BY-ND
The midbrain, colored red in this illustration, is tucked deep inside the human brain. Image: Life Science Databases(LSDB)/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA

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Otto Muzik prepares Wim Hof for fMRI scanner in order to see how his brain responds to cold exposure. Image: Wayne State University,CC BY-ND
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