We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

The Mysterious Science of Pain

Video   May 22, 2019 | Taken from TED-Ed, YouTube

 

In 1995, the British Medical Journal published a report about a builder who accidentally jumped onto a nail, which pierced straight through his steel-toed boot. He was in such agonizing pain that any movement was unbearable.

But when the doctors took off his boot, they discovered that the nail had never touched his foot at all.

What’s going on? Joshua W. Pate investigates the experience of pain.

 
More Information
 
 
 

Recommended Videos

Immunology Wars: The Battle With HIV

Video

This animation shows the cellular and molecular mechanisms employed on both sides of the fight, and how antiretroviral drugs can help swing the balance in our favor.

WATCH NOW

3D Print Stem Cells Into Joints | Bio-organic Gel

Video

Learn about the potential applications of 3D printing, via the use of this surgical tool; a biopen that prints a gel laden with stem cells.

WATCH NOW

Investigating the World's Lightest Solid

Video

Aerogels are the world's lightest (least dense) solids. They are also excellent thermal insulators and have been used in numerous Mars missions and the Stardust comet particle-return mission. The focus of this video is silica aerogels, though graphene aerogels are now technically the lightest.

WATCH NOW

 

Like what you just watched? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Cell Science Drug Discovery Neuroscience

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE