Seeking volunteers for a study investigating the role of meditation in experiences of pain.

Participation involves a total 5.5-hour time commitment, including 5 x 20-minute meditation training sessions across 5 daily visits to our lab (McElwain Building, The University of Queensland).

  • On Day 1 (2 hours) you will complete surveys and we will record your brain activity (EEG) while you complete a short cognitive task and pain test. You will then complete the first meditation training session.
  • On Days 2, 3 and 4 (30 minutes each) you will complete meditation training.
  • On Day 5 (2 hours) you will complete the final meditation training session and repeat the surveys, and EEG recording during a cognitive task and pain test.

You'll receive:

Participants who successfully complete all 5 days of the study will be reimbursed $110.


  • Aged between 18–65 years
  • Able to read, speak and understand English
  • Do not have a history of chronic pain, heart or vascular disease, Raynaud’s disease, sickle cell disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, seizure disorder, or other neurological diagnosis, traumatic brain injury, recurrent fainting spells, or period of unconsciousness for over 5 minutes
  • Do not have problems with allergic skin reactions or excessive bruising
  • Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Are not currently receiving psychiatric care

Register your interest:

For more information or to register interest, please contact the researchers at

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2019000347]