You know we love to learn about up and coming science behind migraines. We came across this gem that says Migraineurs are actually smarter and more evolved than others.
Here's what the study said:
"Susceptibility to migraine is determined by genetic factors and is therefore subject to the forces of natural selection. Migraine is a common and ancient disorder whose prevalence may be increasing, suggesting that a migraine-prone nervous system may be associated with reproductive or survival advantages.
Five evolutionary explanations are reviewed that might account for the persistence of migraine: (i). migraine as a defense mechanism; (ii). migraine as a result of conflict with other organisms; (iii). migraine as result of novel environmental factors; (iv). migraine as a trade-off between genetic harms and benefits; and (v). migraine as a design constraint. An evolutionary perspective on migraine allows the generation of important hypotheses about the disorder and suggests rewarding possibilities for further research."
Read the full study here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12383059