22 March 2018
UM researchers find that sensation seeking is a decisive factor in participating in painful experiments

Why on earth would anybody volunteer for pain research?

What makes some people volunteer in unpleasant, painful experiments, while others do not? According to a recent article by researchers of the Maastricht University Faculty of Psychology and the KU Leuven, sensation seeking is a decisive factor. This finding suggests that sample bias might influence the results of experimental pain research.