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Participate in a Macquarie University study investigating pain and body perception


Please, participate in this survey. Your personal experience makes a huge difference to research.

This study is being conducted by Dr Vince Polito at Macquarie University and Professor Lorimer Moseley at the University of South Australia. If you have any questions or concerns about the study please contact Dr. Vince Polito at vince.polito@mq.edu.au

“We are conducting a study investigating pain and body perception. The purpose of this study is to examine the way that individuals describe their actions, their bodies and the environment. Emerging research is showing that the experience of pain is associated with alterations in different aspects of self representation. We hope from this research to better understand the way that chronic pain alters participants’ sensory experiences.

This is an online study that takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
All participants will go into a draw to win one of four $100 amazon.com gift vouchers.

The questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to complete and can be accessed through the following link:


We would greatly appreciate it if you could distribute details of this research to your group.”


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