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Holmes Lecture: Looking at the brain in pain

Join Dr Quoc Vuong as he delivers a University Holmes lecture on the topic of pain. This talk is aimed at 10-14 year olds.

Date/Time: 15 January 2020, 17:00-18:00

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Researchers from the Faculty of Medical Sciences will be delivering this year's University Holmes lectures designed for 10-14 year olds. Booking is advised for this event, use the link below to register your free place via email of contact the Public Lectures team by phone on 0191 208 6093.

In this lecture join Dr Quoc Vuong a scientist in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University, to find out more about the human body and pain. 

Talk description: Ouch! We have all felt pain before, for example, when we stub our big toe or visit the dentist. Sometimes, just hearing the buzz of the dentist’s drill can send a “shiver of pain” down our spine. What is going on inside our brain when we feel pain or when we expect something painful to happen? This Holmes lecture will explore how scientists look inside your body when you feel pain. Discover how scientists investigate the messages sent by your brain to other parts of your body when you are in pain. How scientists use this information to understand why we feel pain, why we sometimes feel “shivers of pain”, and how we can overcome and ignore pain.

Dr Quoc Vuong
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