Pain perception and uncertainty

Testing people’s perceptions and experiences of pain.

It is being carried out by a team based at Salford Care Organisation (part of the Northern Care Alliance).



  • Aged 18+
  • Be right-handed
  • Not currently taking any medications that might influence brain function, such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and analgesics for chronic pain.
  • Have normal or corrected vision
  • No history of Raynaud’s phenomenon.



  • One clinic appointment lasting approximately 2 hours, where you will be asked to rate different pain stimuli(*), as well as completing a psychological questionnaire.


Participants will receive £80.

(*) Brief pain sensations will be administered through a small electrode attached to your hand by a trained researcher.  It is a non-invasive procedure.  Participants will decide the pain levels they receive at the beginning of the study.

Recruiting until

  • 20 January 2023

Want to take part or learn more?