Recently it was proposed that defining chronic breathlessness as a syndrome might raise awareness of its impact on people’s lives . Our collaborators at Breath Oxford responded. Their research explores the neuroscience of breathlessness, particularly the networks that generate perceptions. They argue that breathlessness shouldn’t just be thought of as corresponding to problems with the lungs and airways as the experience of breathlessness varies dramatically between individuals, influenced by prior expectations and levels of bodily awareness.
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