Nicola Twilley

New Yorker / Gastropod

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Contributing writer at the New Yorker and cohost of Gastropod, a podcast about food

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Irene Tracey is known as the Queen of Pain, and she calls her lab the “torture chamber.” She runs the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Oxford University.

The neuroscience behind how much pain we can handle

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