Tuesday, 12 March 2019 18:00 - 20:00
The Edge Arts Centre
University of Bath Campus, Bath, GB

 

Pain has a long history of academic study, from both the philosophical and the scientific communities, yet the questions of what pain is, and of how we conceive of it or communicate about it, remains vexed.

In this talk, Professor Emma Borg will be exploring what philosophers and scientists have told us about pain and ask how well their models fit with our ordinary thought and talk about pain. She will introduce a new approach to understanding how we think about it, a ‘polyeidic’ approach. This suggests that someone’s experience of chronic pain is subject to influence from unconscious biases about the nature of pain. She will explore the possible nature of these biases and ask which ones might be conducive, or less conducive, to living successfully with chronic pain. Finally, this talk will consider the clinical relevance of this polyeidic view, suggesting that it might provide a better understanding and treatment to benefit sufferers.

Professor Emma Borg is the Director of the Reading Centre for Cognition Research, Department of Philosophy, University of Reading. She took her M.Phil and PhD at University College London. Her main interests lie mainly in Philosophy of Language (particularly the semantics/pragmatics divide) and Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (particularly issues of concepts and social cognition).

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This talk will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring Emma Borg alongside:

Axel Vitterso is a PhD researcher into the neuropsychology of pathological pain at the Centre for Pain Research, University of Bath.

Monika Halicka is a researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Bath. Her research interests include acute and pathological pain.

FAQs

 

How much do the tickets cost?

The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the Festival. The Bath Taps into Science Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.

 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a one hour talk.

 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.

Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel information webpages.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry, we can check you in manually using your name.

 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up until the event.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is not a problem.

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

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FAQs

 

How much do the tickets cost?

The tickets are free of charge, but we do have an option for you to give a donation towards the organisation of the Festival. The Bath Taps into Science Festival is run by the University of Bath, but is funded through sponsorship and donations. You do not have to give a donation, it is completely optional.

 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, the talk is suitable for people of all ages although very young children may struggle as it will be a one hour talk.

 

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is avaible at the University of Bath, which is free after 5pm, otherwise there are pay and display spaces avaible. For more details see the University of Bath parking webpages.

Buses run regualrly to the University of Bath from the centre of Bath. All the details of how to get to the University are on the University travel information webpages.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally you will bring a printed ticket or use the Eventbrite app so we can check you in. If you don't have either on the day don't worry, we can check you in manually using your name.

 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update your information on the eventbrite page up until the event.

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is not a problem.

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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