Dr. Fernando Cervero
Dr. Fernando Cervero of McGill University has been studying pain since the beginning of his career back in the 1960s. These decades have seen tremendous advances in our neuroscientific understanding of what causes different types of pain, as well as changing attitudes. Pain was once regarded as something that most people had to endure, but now most of us demand adequate pain relief, sometimes even to the point of not tolerating minor pain. Dr. Cevero's new book, Understanding Pain, provides an accessible account of both the history of pain research and a thoughtful consideration of the challenges facing the field.
The latest episode of the Brain Science Podcast (BSP 93) is an interview with Dr. Cervero. This is Part 1 of a planned two-part series.
How to get this episode:
- Understanding Pain: Exploring the Perception of Pain, by Fernando Cervero.
- International Association for the Study of Pain.
- Life Before Death (video)
Meet Dr. Campbell in Person:
- Downtown Atlanta, Georgia February 19-21, 2013.
- South by SouthWest: March 7-10, 2013 (Austin, TX, USA).
- Johannesburg, South Africa April 8,9 2013.
I would love to some listener meetups, so please drop me an email at gincampbell at mac dot com, if you will be at any of these places on the right days.
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- Next month's episode will be an interview with Benjamin Bergen, author of Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning; and I will be posting my follow-up interview with Jaak Panksepp on Books and Ideas.
- Part 2 about Pain will be available in March.
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