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Why do we feel pain?


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17:15 - 18:30


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG



Café Scientifique with Dr Giandomenico Iannetti as part of the 2012 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Event details

Why do some people feel pain more acutely than others? What’s going on inside our brains and bodies when we experience a painful sensation? Dr Giandomenico Iannetti will guide us through the neurophysiology of our sensory systems, and show us how current techniques of investigating touch and pain can be beneficial to us in the future.

Dr Giandomenico Iannetti is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology at University College London.

Attending this event

This event is free and open for all to attend and admission is on a first come, first served basis. Food and drink will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Café Scientifique events aim to provide a forum for the debate of scientific ideas. Join scientists and other specialists to explore current issues in science over a drink. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

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Why do we feel pain? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK