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Neuroscience is the discipline that studies the development, structure, function and pathology of the nervous system. Currently, Neuroscience is one of the fastest developing areas and facing extraordinary challenges in the field of biomedical research. Within the different areas of neuroscience, the study of pain is particularly important, both for its social impact such as health. Thus, the pain is the leading cause of medical consultation. The Spanish Society of Pain estimated that 20% of the population experiences chronic pain, which corresponds to approximately 10 million spaniards. The magnitude of the problem reaches such proportion that the EU intends, in the short term, consider chronic pain as a disease and not a symptom as it is the case today.

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