A wide ranging interview with Dr Natasha Curran, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at University College London Hospitals, and Professor John Wood, a neuroscientist at UCL, in the latest episode of The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast. Listen via the website or via iTunes.
Interesting to hear Professor Wood, whose work “combines recombinant DNA technology, electrophysiology, gene targeting and behavioural approaches to explore the channels, receptors, transcription factors and regulatory pathways that control nociceptor excitability” explain that while quite a bit is known about (for instance) the molecular behaviour of nociceptors, we really have no idea how the experience of pain actually occurs – “there are various parts of the brain which have been correlated with the experience of pain, but this is very, very weakly done…“
Worth a listen.
NOIgroup is teaching around Australia in 2016 – supercharged 3 day combined EP and GMI courses in Townsville and Noosa, PPR in Adelaide, and details to come on our teaching visits to The Australian Institute of Sport in the Australian Capital Territory, and Perth