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The goal of this research is to acquire new knowledge on the pathophysiology and treatment of acute and chronic pain. This requires research on humans and involves experimentally induced painful stimulation. This study aims to investigate the impact of pain on cognitive processing. For this purpose, participants will be required to immerse their hand in cold water for 1 minute while simultaneously performing a cognitive task. Afterwards, participants will complete a series of questionnaires about their general ways of dealing with pain and other aspects of life, and a few short computer tasks. We would like to invite anyone who is aged 18-35, generally healthy, with no current or history of neurological conditions and not currently taking any medication. Please note that this study takes place in the New Richards building on Old Road Campus in Headington.

For more information, please contact Emilia Boehm, DPhil student, emilia.boehm@psy.ox.ac.uk

Research Ethics Project Number: R51264 /RE001