19 Aug 2016

Participants sought: Does social support influence the perception of pain?

Does social support make a difference to
the perception of pain? Image: iStock
The role of social support in the perception of pain is being investigated by MAPrc researchers.

Volunteers aged between 18 and 60 are wanted for a research study being conducted at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc) at 607 St Kilda Road.

This study looks at the role of social support in the experience of uncomfortable stimulus.
Using electroencephalography (EEG), we will measure brain activity while holding the hand of someone close to you or a stranger or not holding anyone’s hand, while you receive an uncomfortable, transient stimulus.

Participants will be asked to attend one testing session lasting for 3 hours. In this session you will be asked to bring a close other so that he or she can hold your hand. But your close other is only needed to be here around 30 minutes. Participant and the close other will be reimbursed a small amount for their travel expenses.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Mr. Xianwei Che at xianwei.che@monash.edu

Mr Xianwei Che
Email: xianwei.che@monash.edu
Phone number: 0415 208 859
Web: www.maprc.org.au/
Ethics Committee Project Number: 123/16

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