Are you interested in participating in a study which looks at the role of the brain in exercise and pain?This study hopes to create a greater understanding of the effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on pain and sporting performance. This may lead to significant developments in the way that we deal with pain in clinical populations as well as affect the training, performance and selection of elite athletes.
Individuals participating in this study will be required to attend two sessions at the University of Canberra lasting approximately half an hour each. In these sessions, pain thresholds will be measured in a controlled and safe setting. Also, participants will undergo Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, a safe and completely non-invasive method of brain stimulation used extensively in both research and clinical settings. Participation in this study will offer individuals an insight into their body's unique response to pain and how this influences their athletic performance.
We are looking for males between 18 and 40 years of age. Athletes who train regularly (at least 10 hours a week) as well as individuals who participate in amateur physical activity (less than 3 hours a week) are invited to participate.
To see whether you can be a part of this important study, or if you would like some more information please contact Andrew Flood.