Pain in dinosaurs: what’s the evidence?

I recently presented this poster at the International Association for the Study of Pain’s World Congress in Yokohama, 26-30 Sep 2016.

I am pleased to say that it generated a lot of interest. I believe that it helps push home the message that pain behaviour has evolved as animal life has evolved and many pain behaviours are conserved. This realisation may help to understand such seemingly inexplicable and harmful phenomena as chronic pain.

My poster partner, Amanda Williams, is developing a theoretical understanding of chronic pain: see her topical review What can evolutionary theory tell us about chronic pain? in the IASP journal, Pain, recently.
(April 2016:157(4);788–90 doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000464)

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