This a FREE event, however pre-booking is required; please register to come. Age 11+
Pain, the Brain and a Little Bit of Magic
13:30-15:00, including interval
'Pain, the Brain and a Little Bit of Magic' is an empowering performance talk which takes a look inside the brain, exploring how we feel pain, how pain is signalled in the body and how we develop chronic conditions.
Based on pioneering research, ‘Pain, the Brain and a Little Bit of Magic’ offers an optimistic message of how chronic pain may be better understood and treated. It is a performance designed for chronic pain sufferers and the people who support them, medical professionals and absolutely anybody who wants to know more about what makes the brain tick.
People involved in 'Pain, the Brain and a Little Bit of Magic':
Professor Anthony Jones is a leading neuro-rheumatology researcher at The University of Manchester. He pioneered the use of functional brain imaging to understand the brain mechanisms of chronic pain and is now using his discoveries to develop new therapies.
This project is directed by Tyrrell Jones, produced by Molly Sharpe, includes a performance by Sam Redway, a brain model designed by Elisa Artesero, assisted by Tim Rainey (Lab Technician) and Javin Sandhu (Medical Student) and includes the speaker Val Derbyshire who is the Chair of the Salford Fibromyalgia Supoprt Group.
We warmly invite everyone with an interest in neuroscience, pain, the brain and how it works, to come and join us for this free public lecture.
The BNA2017:Festival of Neuroscience is held by the British Neuroscience Association as a celebration of everything to do with the brain and nervous system. BNA2017 is one of the largest international meetings of professional neuroscientists in Europe in 2017, and presents the ideal opportunity to share their excitement and interest in their research with wider society. Find out about all the public events we are holding during BNA2017.