The 6th podcast from Phil & me (sorry, Dr Phil Newton & Dr Samuel Webster) is up, live, available and downloadable. We talk about how sensations of pain are relayed to the brain and a little about how the brain perceives pain, phantom limb pain and referred pain. Phil also tells me how the brain is able to modulate pain, why we rub a shin after banging it on the coffee table, and how opiates and other analgesics work. Kind of. (He doesn’t really know, but nobody else does either).
Get it from the iTunes feed, or download the MP3:
Neuroscience 6 – Pain pathways