At any moment, there is an electrical storm coursing through your body. Discover how chemical reactions create an electric current that drives our responses to everything from hot pans to a mother’s caress.
It's an awful problem to contemplate: How do you help a young child in pain? As director of Pain Management Services at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Elliot Krane works on solving this problem, studying and treating kids who are undergoing surgeries, suffering from complications of diabetes—and kids suffering "neuropathic pain" resulting from injury to the nervous system itself.
Popular articles on BrainFacts.org
Ask a neuroscientist your questions about the brain.
Submit a Question
Our editors' picks from this month's articles.
Check out the Image of the Week Archive.
Some pages on this website provide links that require Adobe Reader to view.