We are looking for healthy participants – aged 18-60.
Amazon vouchers paid (£10/hour).
One lab session – up to 6 hours.
The purpose of the study is to understand how nerve cells in skin and muscle respond to different types of stimulation, including painful stimuli, by recording nerve activity, and your own perceptions, using a unique technique.
The technique, Microneurography, allows us to directly record from and stimulate single nerve cells using very thin needle electrodes – while participants are awake, comfortable, and fully able to discuss their sensations.
Your participation will ultimately contribute to the scientific understanding of sensory perception & pain – particularly neuropathic pain.
Before you decide to take part, it is very important that you understand why the research is being done and what it will involve.
We are currently recruiting for three slightly different experiments – investigating the nerves in different body locations – you may volunteer for any or all of them.
Please take time to read the PDFs below, and do not hesitate to ask us if there is anything that is not clear or if you would like to know more.
If you would like to participate in any of the experiments, or would like more information about the study, please contact:
Adarsh Makdani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We are happy to answer any questions you might have. You are also encouraged to visit the lab in advance.
LJMU REC Reference: 14/NSP/039