Can babies feel pain?
Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 7pm to 9pm
St Aldates Tavern, St. Aldates Street
Hosted by Oxfordscibar
As adults can tell us when they are feeling pain we can often simply ask them whether pain medication is working. As babies cannot talk, we need to rely on other measures to find out whether they are feeling pain. It is not always possible to know whether a baby is in pain by looking at their behaviour. Join Oxfordscibar to hear Rebeccah Slater discuss whether the use of modern brain imaging techniques can tell us whether a baby can feel pain. This is particularly important for babies admitted to intensive care after birth who may need lots of medical interventions to be performed everyday as part of their essential medical care.
This event is free.