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TENS and psychophysiological responses to pain

Healthy adult (18 years or older) volunteers are wanted to take part in a research study investigating Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for pain sensitivity. TENS involves passing a low voltage (and often undetectable) current through your skin to stimulate the nerves. Pain sensitivity will be assessed at level set by you.

The study involves a single 1hr session and you will be reimbursed for the costs associated with participating.

The study is being conducted in the School of Psychology, University of Sydney.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • are a healthy adult (18 years or older) 
  • not currently experiencing pain
  • not currently taking pain killers
  • have no previous or existing heart problems
  • have no prior experience with a TENS device
  • do not suffer from colour blindness of any form
  • are fluent in English

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please email for more information.