The Annual Science Fair is a public engagement event. It is organised by The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society as part of the Leeds Festival of Science and is open to the general public. The purpose of the event is to showcase current science taking place in Leeds. Staff and student researchers from the Centre for Pain Research have been invited to take part for the third year running.
Dr Ghazala Tabasam, Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology told us: “Last year around 2600 visitors of all ages attended the event, including young children, past and present students and retired professionals.
“The Centre for Pain Research is primarily concerned with investigating the science of pain with a particular focus on factors that influence the effectiveness of pain relieving treatments. We are the world leaders for research on transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and factors that influence how different people respond to pain.
“We will showcase our current research through a variety of fun activities including trying TENS, having your pain threshold measured and an illusion that creates sensations from an artificial hand.”
The event is open to the public from 11:00-16:00. For more information on this and other contributors to the Science Fair, click here.