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What did the devil on one shoulder say to the angel on the other? Join us on a journey to find out how bad things can be good for you. We might just have you screaming profanities, as we deal with some seriously painful science. But you’ll feel better for it! Come and find out the purpose of pain, and why, maybe, we should all be swearing a little more often...
Pain: why does it hurt so much?
Professor Stephen McMahon (Professor of Physiology)
Have you ever wondered if everyone feels pain and if not, why? Is pain actually good for us and do some people enjoy pain? Can you guess how we measure pain in humans and in the laboratory? What can we do to treat pain? These are some of the exciting questions Stephen McMahon will discuss in his talk on the nature and purpose of pain. Please, come along, no one will get hurt!
Swearing is good for you, the amazing science of bad language
Join honest-to-goodness robot scientist Emma Byrne as she passionately defends that most profane discourse as she uncovers the science of swearing. Strong language has helped us withstand pain, work together in teams, overcome brain injury, and may even have been one of the first parts of our language. Come and learn more about why swearing is not necessarily all bad. And why, when they're as smart as we are, robots might just end up swearing too!
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