Smerte er et stort problem for op mod hver femte dansker – men der er alt for mange, der ikke forstår hvad kroniske smerter er og gør ved mennesker. Derfor er det dejligt at videnskabsformidling og populærvidenskab kan samarbejde om at udbrede viden om smerter!


The Conversation is “a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that’s free to publish and read”, or as I like to think about it; “people who actually know about stuff writing about stuff without all the BS stuff that usually accompanies news.” The Conversation has long published Explainer pieces – posts written by experts, aimed at non-experts, covering everything from neutron stars and neuroscience, to geology and geopolitics.

The Conversation is promising a series of Explainers on Pain (with some work, that could make a great title for a book…) and Lorimer Moseley has written a cracking first entry:

Explainer: what is pain and what is happening when we feel it?

“Pain scientists are reasonably agreed that pain is an unpleasant feeling in our body that makes us want to stop and change our behaviour. We no longer think of pain as a…

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