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Have you ever wondered what life would be like without pain? Why distraction reduces pain, yet attention increases pain? Whether men and women feel pain differently? And why it always seems to hurt less after a drink… and more the following day? Come along and grin and bear it while we dish out the pain (literally).
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Tony Pickering (Professor of Neuroscience and Anaesthesia )
Tony Pickering is a Geordie Anaesthetist and Neuroscientist. His research group use molecular and genetic tools to explore the ways our brains regulate pain. He would particularly like to be able better control the pain associated with following Newcastle United… without resorting to drink.
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Jon Brooks (Senior Research Fellow)
Jon Brooks is a physicist and neuroimager and former resident of Essex. When he’s not driving his Ford Capri (with fluffy dice) around Clevedon he likes nothing more than to relax inside the MRI scanner, whilst having his toes tickled with a red-hot poker. He achieves this feat of human endurance by virtue of the zen-like calm that he radiates at all times – come see him in action.