The Neuroscience of Pain and the Mind: how do thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes affect how we feel pain?


In this presentation we’ll explore the mind’s impact on how we feel pain. We’ll discuss how mental aspects such as thoughts, attitudes, and emotions can either increase pain or actually make it much better. We’ll also get into some brain science – HOW the heck does the brain do that? Lisa will describe what it’s like to be a neuroscience graduate student and the methods she’s using to study the impact of meditation and gratitude on pain perception.

6:30 to 8:00

Minors welcome with a parent or guardian.