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Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku: A Mechanism of Pain and its Treatment

2013-1-26 (Sat) - 2013-2-2 (Sat)

The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku offers courses produced and sponsored by Osaka University and Asahi Culture Center. The Handai-Asahi Nakanoshima Juku was established at the time the Osaka University Nakanoshima Center was built in 2004.

These courses share results of research conducted at Osaka University with the general public in an easy-to-understand format. In these lectures, leading lecturers give presentations on topics in culture, art, history, science, technology, health care, as well as seasonal and current topics.

Date & Time: Saturday, January 26, 2013, and Saturday, February 2, 10:30 a.m. ~ 12:00 noon

Tuition fee: ¥3,150 (2 classes in all)

Lecturer: SHIBATA Masahiko, Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University

Headaches, backaches, aching joints, and nerve pain -- pain makes it hard to be independent. A specialist in psychosomatic medicine who treats chronic pain says that many patients assume mistakenly their emotional pain is physical pain. Pain is a kind of sensor that informs us of illness and enables us to avoid danger and it sometimes manifests itself in times of emotional pain. Brain research has clarified that the brain activity associated with pain and surprise are strikingly similar.

This lecture will focus on the latest research in pain and its treatment.

To make application, go to the Asahi Culture Center web site.

Date: 2013-1-26 (Sat) - 2013-2-2 (Sat)
Sponsored: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University; Asahi Culture Center
Venue: Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University
Registration: Registration online is necessary.
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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