Science on Tap, “The Neuroscience of Pain: The Good, the Very Bad, and the Ugly”

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

Pain is the most important and misunderstood sensory system: you cannot live without it, yet we live every day trying to avoid it. Mike Morgan cannot cure your pain (he’s not that kind of doctor), but he will explain how your nervous system codes pain, how your brain tries to control it and how drugs provide relief. And don’t worry… he plans for this talk to be entertaining and pain-free.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost: $9.00 advance tickets*, $10** suggested cover at the door. Beer, wine, popcorn and snacks are available. You’re welcome to bring food into the theater with you.

Michael Morgan, professor of psychology at WSU Vancouver, has studied the neural mechanisms of pain modulation for more than thirty years. He earned a doctorate in physiological psychology from UCLA and conducted post-doctoral research in neurology at UC San Francisco before joining the faculty at WSU Vancouver, where he has won teaching and research awards.


*A note on advance ticket prices: We’ve changed the ticket vendor to one with lower service fees, so while the price of the ticket has increased by $1, the amount you pay remains the same.
**A note on the suggested cover: Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door from advance and box office ticket sales. However, we are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the event still has seats available and if $10 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can. Buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event.

Location: 
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202