Broadcast - Mini Science: Pain, Friends, Sex and your Mother: Complexity and Opportunity in Pain Science and Treatment


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 Jeff Mogil, Ph.D. (Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Pain, E. P. Taylor Chair in Pain Studies, Department of Psychology, McGill University)

This lecture presents the latest advances in pain genetics, evidence that the sexes may differ qualitatively in their neural processing of pain, and intriguing evidence that pain can be powerfully modulated by social interactions and communication, even in mice.