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NPP research featured in BBC's The Secret World of Pain

7 February 2011

BBC's Horizon reveals the latest research into one of the most mysterious and common human experiences - pain.

Breakthroughs have come from studying a remarkable woman in London who has felt no pain at all in her life, a man in the US who cut off his own arm to survive, and three generations of an Italian family who don't feel extremes of temperature.

We witness a new treatment that involves a pioneering computer game 'snow world' that contains the power to banish pain.

And we find how powerfully our moods and emotions shape what pain we feel.

The programme featured contributions from Prof Maria Fitzgerald and Prof John Wood from the UCL Research Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology (NPP)

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