9th March 2017
Cerebrum Podcast: Finding the hurt in pain
16th Feb 2017
The Cerebrum podcast is available via Soundcloud.
“Finding the Hurt in Pain,” by Irene Tracey, head of the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford and BNA council member, writes that pain is unique to every person, and difficult to quantify and treat.
Whether it is delivered as a jolt or a persistent, dull ache, pain is guaranteed to affect one’s quality of life. The podcast examines how brain imaging is opening our eyes to the richness and complexity of the pain experience, giving us extraordinary insight into the neurochemistry, network activity, wiring, and structures relevant to producing and modulating painful experiences in all their various guises.
Irene Tracey also discusses how imaging pain is having an increasing impact in the judiciary and in resolving end-of-life issues.
The podcast is available to everyone and is 40 minutes long.