Broadcast - Mini Science: How the mind can alter pain
Leading McGill scientists cover many major aspects of pain science, from molecular and neural pathways to the psychological modulation of pain. The series bridges our understanding of how factors such as environment, genetics, gender, age and lifestyle are related to pain.
Presented by Catherine Bushnell, PhD (Harold Griffith Professor of Anesthesia)
This lecture will discuss the mechanisms by which psychological state alters pain and how this may be changed in chronic pain conditions.