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Healthy Volunteers Needed

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Neural and Psychological Mechanisms of Pain Perception

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek healthy volunteers to participate in a research study. The purpose of this study is to better understand how pain and emotions are processed in the human brain and influenced by psychological factors. This is an outpatient study that may involve moderate but tolerable pain. Researchers are studying how thoughts, feelings, and learning influence pain and perception. All tests will be conducted at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. Compensation is provided.

Participation involves:

  • one screening and one study session each lasting one to three hours
  • psychological questionnaires
  • physiological recordings (e.g., heart rate, breathing)

You may qualify if you are:

  • 18-50 years old
  • in good health
  • fluent in English
  • available to come to NIH during daytime hours

You may not qualify if you:

  • have, or have had a medical or psychiatric condition
  • suffer from a chronic pain condition
  • use recreational drugs
  • are pregnant

Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland. Parking is provided at no cost.

For more information:
Call: 1-800-411-1222
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Or go online:
clinicaltrials.gov
Refer to study # 15-AT-0132 (NO-MRI)

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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

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