How the brain is wired for pain – Dr Michael Lee (Public Lecture, Durham University, 18 October)

‘It’s a Pain’ Public Engagement Lecture Series
Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University
How the brain is wired for pain
Dr Michael Lee

Calman Main Lecture Theatre (Durham University, City campus, DH1 3LE)
Thursday 18th October
6.30pm for a 7pm start
No booking necessary

How subjective is the experience of pain, and how does it ultimately emerge from the brain?

Dr Lee will explain the key difference between nociception (biological process that signals potential or actual physical injury) and pain (defined as a conscious experience), and that nociception is not necessary or sufficient for pain.

Together with real-life examples from his brain imaging research, he will show us how we can reinterpret or regulate the biological signal for better or worse.

Dr Lee is a Consultant in Pain Management who works in the Pain Imaging Neuroscience Group at The University of Oxford.

Approved by The Royal College of Anaesthetists for 1 CPD point.

For more information about this and upcoming lectures in the ‘It’s a Pain’ series, please download the It’s a Pain flyer.


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