Ask a Scientist: Do We Understand Pain? | SF
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Sens | 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Do We Understand Pain? | Ask a Scientist: Fun Nerdy Lectures and Q&A | SF
Free, but an RSVP is required. Attendance is limited to the first 100 to register.
Pain speaks as forcefully and as personally as any human experience. While the ability to experience pain is essential for survival, chronic pain is the scourge of sentient existence. As a topic of research, pain presents a formidable challenge for scientists. Why can it be so hard to control? Why does individual perception of pain vary? Come join the discussion, as two outstanding neuroscientists reply both “yes” and “no” to our title question: Do we understand pain?
To kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. — Marcel Proust
Speakers: Allan Basbaum, M.D., Professor of Anatomy, UCSF; and
Michael Rowbotham, M.D., Scientific Director, CPMCRI
Location: Sens Restaurant, Promenade Level, Embarcadero 4, San Francisco. Close to BART and Muni. Embarcadero garage charges $2 for 0-4 hours (with $10+ purchase).
This event is presented in partnership with Wonderfest, the Bay Area Beacon of Science.