Chronic musculoskeletal pain represents a major burden on individuals, healthcare systems, and society. A recent national survey reports one in five New Zealanders living with chronic pain.
Scientists are probing to understand the crucial role the brain plays in constructing the pain experience, for developing innovative treatments for effective pain relief.
Pain researchers at Otago use a series of simple tests to understand how the nervous system plays a significant role in producing the pain experience. In this workshop, you are invited to participate in a series of fun experiments (e.g. rubber hand illusion, cold-water bath) to experience the power of brain influencing bodily senses.